Credential to Career Coaching

A free program to help parents with low incomes pursue education and career goals

Credential to Career Coaching (C2C) is a three-month program with group workshops and one-on-one coaching that helps unemployed and under-employed parents enter careers that will fully support their families. During the program, each participant will create a detailed, personal plan to achieve their goals! Scroll down to learn more.

To read about the impact of the C2C program, click here.

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Credential to Career Coaching

Credential to Career (C2C) is a free three-month program that helps parents who are unemployed or under-employed identify and pursue education and career goals. In the program, you will:

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  • Identify a career that matches your skills and interests and pays enough to support your family

  • Figure out what training or education you need for your chosen career

  • Discuss concepts related to budgeting and financial planning

  • Create a step-by-step plan to help you achieve your goals

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C2C combines weekly group workshops with individual coaching sessions. During the program, you will create a detailed, personal plan to achieve your goals! We also provide a full year of follow-up support.

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​To read about the impact of the C2C program, click here.

To learn about eligibility and enrollment, scroll down.

Am I Eligible?

To be eligible for C2C, participants must:

  • Be a parent or guardian of a child under the age of 26

  • Have a household income below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level

  • Be willing and able to attend workshops and coaching sessions

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We will help you figure out your plan! You do not necessarily have to want to enroll in college, and you don't need to have a specific career in mind.

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Participants do not need to be a citizen or green card holder to be in our program, but they do need to be legally eligible to work in the United States. 

How Do I Enroll?

To express interest in enrolling in C2C, please email c2c@onefamilyinc.org

Some cohorts of C2C have open enrollment, while others are limited to families in specific regions. Please reach out via email to inquire when the next open enrollment cohort will occur.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do participants receive college credit for this program?

C2C does not give college credit to participants. We are not affiliated with any colleges or universities. We will help participants make a plan to enroll in college if that makes sense for them, but we do not provide college credit ourselves.

Is this a job placement service?

 

No, we are not a job placement service. Instead of focusing on getting participants a job right now, our goal is to help them create a pathway to long-term career success that pays a family-sustaining wage.

Is this a resume writing workshop?

No, it is much more than that. We will certainly help participants with their resumes, but our main goal is making a long-term plan that allows participants to enter careers that can support their families.​

Do participants need to live in a specific city/town to participate?

Participants do not have to live in a specific city/town to be a part of the program, but some cohorts may cater information to a specific region. Please reach out to C2C@onefamilyinc.org to determine if there is a session available for your region.

Where and when are sessions held?

The timing and location of each three-month cohort changes. Currently, all C2C cohorts are entirely virtual due to COVID-19. For the latest information about dates and times please e-mail C2C@onefamilyinc.org or call Emily MacMillan at 781-428-4660.

Do participants have to attend every workshop?

We ask that participants make every effort to come to each workshop and coaching session. We cover a lot at every meeting, and if a participant misses a session, they will miss some important information.

Do participants need to pass a CORI check?

No, participants are welcome in the program regardless of their CORI results. However we will ask about CORI’s during coaching to ensure that the participant is exploring appropriate careers that are attainable with a CORI record.

Do participants have to be fluent in English before enrolling?

Participants do not have to be fluent in English to participate in our program, but the sessions are conducted in English, so it is best if they have at least a conversational level of understanding.

Do participants need a GED/HiSET/high school diploma before enrolling?

No, participants do not need to have a GED/HiSET/high school diploma to be in our program. If a participant does not have a high school credential yet, we will work with them to make a plan on how to get it.​