Below are a few of our most frequently asked questions—don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you’d like more information about anything.+ More
I can’t just drop everything and go to class—how does this program work with my life?
We understand you have a life outside of Climb, and while we require that you do commit to the program schedule, we work with you during the application process and early in the program to ensure we can address any barriers together. Our trainings are purposely designed to be short to work for single moms—4 to 6 weeks total—with job placement usually starting soon after training is complete.
Do you guarantee I’ll have a job when I graduate?
While we don’t make guarantees, know that our highest priority is to place you in a job that allows you to support yourself and your family. In addition to helping you build skills to secure a good job, you’ll be matched with a job that considers your interests, your strengths and your personal priorities. We work closely with our participants and local employers during the work placement phase of our program to find a good match for long-term employment. And we help you get settled in to your new job and feel successful and supported. Graduates continue to receive ongoing workplace and personal support through monthly lunches with other graduates and individual time with staff.
Is it really free?
Yes! Climb works with both public and private funders to make sure the program is free to our participants. In addition, we also provide counseling, life skills trainings and workplace clothing/equipment basics so you’re set up for success in all areas of your life.
Do I have to be unemployed to participate in the Climb program?
No, you do not have to be unemployed to apply for the Climb program. Often we find that women are under-employed when they come to Climb and some continue to work throughout the program until they are placed in their Climb job.
Do I go through the program alone or with other women?
You’ll go through the program as part of a small group of other single moms – many of our participants tell us that one of the most meaningful parts of the program for them are the bonds they create with the other women. Take a look at some of our videos to see and hear first hand how Climb graduates have felt about working through the program with other single moms.