Prosperity Center Opens New Facility
We're always excited when our partner agencies experience growth and success. This month, the Prosperity Center opened the doors of its new facility at 508 Waughtown Street.
Previously located in the basement of a nearby building, the new building has a computer center, classroom and plenty of sunlight. City Councilman James Taylor spoke about his growing up in the area and how the Prosperity Center's presence will be beneficial. One way The Prosperity Center will benefit the area is through its innovative, shopping center layout - sharing its lot with a Goodwill store and having building space available for business rental.
Open weekdays from 9am to 5pm, Prosperity Center provides such as job search assistance, free tax filing, financial literacy and computer basics classes. "We have a full service job lab, Dress for Success series and workshops, and [assist with] interviewing skills and applications," said Prosperity Center Manager Tanika Hawkins. Overall, she says the services "can be as basic or advanced as a job seeker needs."
"This is an awesome facility. I love it," says Hawkins. "Its different enough from the other career centers that you realize that its different. I think its going to be even better now that people can see us."
Services provided by the Prosperity Center are free to the public. The Prosperity Center is an United Way funded collaborative between Goodwill Industries and Financial Pathways of the Piedmont.
Stay tuned to ForsythUnitedWay.org for more information and to become engaged with the community work of United Way and its partner organizations.
Prosperity Center moves into new facility and is ready to help individuals become employed.
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We did it! We made our campaign goal. Not only did we make our goal but, with the support of local companies, partner agencies and volunteers, we surpassed it. By working together, Forsyth County raised over $17 million dollars to continue our work with partner agencies and community efforts around financial stability, health and education.