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THIS MONTH: OneHeart's first career expo & much more!!
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New year, new opportunities for OneHeart guests


OneHeart welcomed representatives from nearly 20 local employers to the very first “New Year New Opportunities Expo” at the campus on Jan. 22.

The expo served as a sort of atypical career fair, giving OneHeart guests the chance to meet with and learn from individuals working in a range of fields: healthcare, hospitality, business, banking, construction, and law enforcement, just to name a few.

“Often, people in poverty struggle to see past the immediate future, so their goals tend to be short-sighted,” said Julie Oberlander, OneHeart’s Community Outreach Coordinator. “The purpose of the expo was simply to expose OneHeart guests to a variety of career options, so they understand what opportunities exist and what it takes to succeed in those fields.”

The latest local surge in COVID cases affected guest turnout, as did the fact that most guests are employed and some were at work during the half-day event, but those who were able to participate engaged in good conversations with employers. One human resources representative from a large company in town left the campus hopeful that she found a potential candidate to fill an open position.

“It was our first time hosting an event like this, but it will not be the last,” Oberlander said. “We are already brainstorming ways to make the next one even better and more impactful. As an organization, OneHeart seeks to bolster the local workforce, and we do that by helping our guests make connections to employers with great opportunities for personal and professional growth.”

 

Below: Guests visit with representatives from BH Energy, as well as the RCPD and RCFD.

OneHeart Highlights

As of Feb. 1, more than 80 people are calling the OneHeart campus their temporary "home." That is the most guests in the residential towers since the campus opened in January 2021.

Why do you ❤️ OneHeart?

"I love OneHeart because they have helped me put my life back together. That added support that I get here has given me confidence and the opportunity to take care of the responsibilities that before I neglected. It's a great program and I'm very thankful to be a part of it." ~ OH Guest
Have a heart for OneHeart!
 
Show OneHeart some love this February by joining the movement to move people out of poverty and into a better life!

Visit oneheartrc.org to learn more about our mission and a variety of ways to contribute to the cause: by rounding up for OneHeart, giving directly on a one-time or recurring basis, or purchasing an item from our Guest Wish List.

Thank you, in advance, for having a heart for OneHeart!
'Hearty' treats at HomeBrew
 
Show yourself some love by stopping into the HomeBrew Coffee Shop on the OneHeart campus for a "Love Potion" latte (flavored with almond, cherry, and white chocolate) and chocolate-covered strawberries for Valentine's Day!

HomeBrew is open 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday at 201 Kansas City Street.


All profits generated at HomeBrew support the nonprofit OneHeart organization.

ONE COMMUNITY. ONE MISSION. ONEHEART.

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