Step Update, March 2017

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Step Up Savannah engages all sectors of the community to improve the economic mobility and financial stability of families in Savannah and Chatham County.

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Chatham Apprentice Program Update

On February 13th, the Chatham Apprentice Program (CAP) hosted a graduation at the Georgia Department of labor for the 16 participants in our inaugural E3 jockey truck operator safety certification class in partnership with Savannah Technical College

By graduation day, four graduates had already obtained jobs with an average hourly wage of $15.54. A special thank you to Terminal Investment Corporation (TICO) for interviewing our CAP graduates and hiring two.

The Chatham Apprentice Program, managed by Step Up Savannah, is funded by Chatham County with support from the United Way of the Coastal Empire, the State Farm Foundation, and the SunTrust Foundation. Services are open to all residents of Chatham County who are 18 and older.

The 2017 schedule is as follows:
Class Start Date Class End Date Location
March 6th March 30th Department of Labor
April 24th May 18th Moses Jackson
August 7th August 31st Department of Labor
September 25th October 19th Moses Jackson
November 13th December 12th Moses Jackson

Please call (912) 401-0672 for more information.
Government 101

Tuesday, May 9th
2:30pm to 4:30pm
Civic Center Ballroom
301 W. Oglethorpe Ave.

Poverty simulations are a tool that helps participants rethink the challenges that millions of low-income individuals must face each and every day. More importantly, this tool helps people identify areas of change that can directly impact the effects of poverty on individuals, families, and communities.
U.S. Senators Perdue, Isakson Aim to Block Common-Sense Measures to Protect Consumers from Prepaid Card Fraud, Fees
On February 13th, Step Up Savannah's executive director, Jen Singeisen, issued a press release calling for U.S. Senators Perdue and Isakson to not block Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) prepaid card rule. Take a moment to read the press release and find out why this measure is so important. 

Next Residents Team Meeting

When: Wednesday, March 15th
Time:  6pm to 7pm
Where: Thomas Square Fire Station

The Residents Team was created to engage low- and moderate-income residents and those who live in high-poverty neighborhoods in Step Up's decision-making regarding policies and issues to pursue.

The team is comprised of individuals from Savannah’s low-income neighborhoods who raise issues important to their communities.  Many are leaders in Savannah’s neighborhood associations; others simply want to become more involved in their community. 

 Learn more about Step Up's Resident Team. 
An Easy Way to Help CAP!

Download and print this donor partner referral card and bring it with you next time you donate to Goodwill. For each donation, Goodwill will give a voucher to a CAP participant so they can purchase professional clothing for job interviews. 
The City of Savannah continues to provide annual funding to Step Up Savannah. A special thank you to Mayor DeLoach and our council members for their commitment to improving the economic mobility of Savannahians. 

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Designate your Kroger Community Rewards to Step Up Savannah or 52927. 

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Step Up Savannah appreciates the ongoing support of the City of Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia Power, Savannah Economic Development Authority, and the United Way of the Coastal Empire. 

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