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Program Component 1# Entrepreneurial Impact Center 

The mission of Greenforest Community Development Center is to provide job training for  those who have lost employment, need to re-tool, homeless, or prisoners re-entering society due to incarceration. In addition, empowerment and networking for people through economic development, housing production, business and commercial development, health initiatives, social ministries, education and comprehensive prevention programs for persons of all ages with a focus on youth.


Program Component #2, Workforce Development Program


It is proposed that the The (GFCDC) Entrepreneurial Impact Center proposes to execute and complete the tasks related to the design and implementation of an Entrepreneurial Impact Center. The program will provide training for those who have lost employment, need to re-tool, or are reentering societies workforce due to incarceration, and youth. 



It is proposed that a Program be implemented that assists members of low and moderate income families to receive pre-employment training and employment opportunities, and job training. The employment positions will be identified by GFCDC and will primarily be in the South DeKalbCounty area. The Program will be implemented over a twelve (12) month period at which time it is anticipated that 20 WDP graduates will be placed into employment positions.

Program Objectives:


The Entrepreneur Impact Center's objective is to provide training with motivated and prepared candidates that will enable them to start their own business, or retool them to re-enter the work force. 


To reach this objective the Entrepreneur Impact Center shall


- Outreach and recruit throughout South DeKalb

- Interview and screen applicants

- Conduct aptitude and drug testing on final candidates

- Select an appropriate number of applicants to participate in areas of training 

- Collaborate with businesses, churches, and para-church ministries to provide a pool of trainers   

-  Provide a financial assentive to applicants whom have completed  training.

- All applicants that graduate volunteer a percentage of their time, and commit a percentage of business income back to the academy to assist other program participants in the program. 

- Provide application and resume writing, and how to conduct an interview

Program Benefits:


- Program participants gain an opportunity to gain employment and develop marketable skills permitting them to support their families.



- Employers obtain access to pre-screened and well-prepared candidates; they receive candidates that have access to the Entrepreneur Impact support system; their employees are provided a mentor who is a knowledgeable mediator to address personnel situations.


- The community benefits by additional revenue

- Community benefits because of crime reduction. 

- Train youth to start their own business

- Provide a venue for youth to launch their own business 

- Families benefit by becoming stable and contributing residents to their communities  

- Reduce homelessness 

- Partner with construction compromise to hire former felons that successful complete training.

GFCDCEIC will obtain hiring prerequisites from prospective employers and will orientate Program participant’s to designated employer’s needs.

Successful job trainees will receive a financial initiative to help assist in starting their business. In addition, successful trainees will commit volunteer time back to the program. Trainees will give a small percentage of their companies profits back to the Entrepreneurial Impact Center to help insure continuation of the academy.  
 We exist to address unemployment and provide job training for those seeking to switch careers or re-enter the workforce. We will train participants in the following areas, and jobs identified based on the economy, demand, and technology. 
1. Carpentry
2. Roof repair
3. Plumbing
4. Electrical work
5. Computer repair
6. Lawn care and maintenance
7. Auto body repair
8. Professional driving
9. Culinary skills
10. Sales (youth entrance into business) 

1. Beauty Shop 
2. Yard Maintenance (emphasis on ownership) 
3. Retail (with an emphases on management development)
4.  Delivery and Route sales (emphases on ownership of trucking fleet) 
5.  Grocery Store worker (emphasis in department head and management) 
6. Marketing (emphasis on how to market their own business or product) 
7. Carpet and Home cleaning (emphasis in ownership) 
8. Investments (learning how investment vehicles work) own business mark able skills
9. Auto Detail (emphasis in starting residential and commercial business) 
10. Food Service (preparation of food and how the Fast Food industry runs)
11. Family Business (emphasis in generational continuity) 
12. Creating an Online Business
13. Computer programs and Repair 





The counselor periodically interfaces with the employer’s supervisors to ensure expectations are being met, determines needs if any, ascertains if placement will remain with employer after trial period, and whether additional personnel is needed.



Program Component #2: Basic Office Skills Training Program


Today every person needs to be equipped with skills appropriate for today’s marketplace to be prepared for successful employment.  Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Internet Exploration are mandatory systems everyone needs to know.


The Joshua Ministry Entrepreneur Impact Center proposes to execute and complete the tasks related to the design and implementation of a Basic Office Skills TrainingProgram. It is proposed that a Program be implemented that assists members of low and moderate income families to receive computer literacy training to enhance their employment opportunities. Applicants for the Program will primarily reside in the South DeKalb County area. The Program will be implemented over a twelve (12) month period at which time it is anticipated that 40 individuals will receive certificates for the completion of the course.




Basic Office Training Skill Training includes the following curriculum:

Microsoft Word

1. Office Overview 

2. Getting Started with Word 

3. Launching Word 

4. Opening, closing, and reading documents

5. Creating new documents with templates

6. Saving documents 

7. Opening and editing PDF documents 

8. Printing documents

9. Editing Text 

10. Inserting new text 

11. Selecting text with Cut Copy and Paste

12. Introduction to fonts 

13. Choosing the right font and style 

14. Using paragraph Formatting

15. Using headers, footers, and pages numbers 

16. Creating Bulleted and Numbered Lists 

17. Working with Tables 

18. Adding and removing columns and rows

19. Illustrating with WordArt

20. Diagraming with SmartArt 

21. Inserting screenshots 

22. Inserting a chart 

23. Checking spelling and grammar 

24. Setting proofing and autocorrect options 

25. Conclusion

Microsoft Excel

1. Getting Started with Excel  

2. Office Overview 

3. What is Excel 

4. Using the menu System 

5. Worksheet structure for workbook 

6. Using the Formula bar 

7. Using the Status bar 

8. Navigation and mouse pointers 

9. Creating new files 

10. Entering Data 

11. Exploring data entry and editing techniques 

12. Entering data with AutoFill 

13. Working with dates and times 

14. Using undo and Redo 

15. Adding comments 

16. Using Save or Save as 

17. Creating Formulas and Functions 

18. Simple formulas  Totals and averages 

19. Copying a formula for adjacent cells 

20. Creating a percentage increase formula

21. Formatting ; Styles and effects 

22. Adjusting Worksheet layout and data

23. inserting and deleting rows and columns

24. Hiding and un-hiding rows and columns 

25. Moving, copying, and inserting data 

26. Finding and replacing data 

27. Printing 

28. Introduction to Charting 

29. Adjusting worksheet views 

30. Working with worksheets and workbooks

31. Conclusion

Internet Exploration


1. What is the Internet

2. Getting started with the Internet

3. How is the Internet used

4. Browser Basics

5. Search Engines and Strategies

6. Conclusion


Additional Training 

- Business ethics 

- State and local business requirements 

- Contracts and Deposits

- Tools and supplies 

- Business Finances 

Dr.   David   Hopewell   Sr.

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