KnoxWorx, a program of Knoxville Leadership Foundation, is a workforce development initiative serving youth and adults in and around Knoxville, Tennessee. Driven by the desire to serve the unemployed members of the Knoxville community, three area churches (Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church, First Baptist Concord Church, and Faith Promise Church) created KnoxWorx in 2010.
In 2012 the founding churches, recognizing that Knoxville Leadership Foundation (KLF) shared their vision of connecting people to resources, enlisted KLF to provide the leadership, resources and energy needed to ensure that KnoxWorx can realize its full potential. The original vision is still the driving force today as KLF expands the KnoxWorx network to more area churches, employer partners, mentors and caring individuals. KLF’s vision and mission is to reach deeply into our community to serve and connect people with resources.
KLF’s KnoxWorx program uses a unique approach to help individuals find employment, focusing not only on career planning and job search training, but on “soft skills,” including responsibility, communication, and leadership within a supportive and encouraging environment. Our goal is to allow individuals to explore and maximize their God-given talents supporting themselves and their families through meaningful work.
What We Do:
- Career Search Workshops – SET for Success a structured job search training that empowers and encourages unemployed and underemployed adults. Turbo charge your job search with our SET for Success workshops.
- Job Clubs – Job Clubs are a network of groups that meet throughout the community and provide encouragement, support and access to resources for those seeking employment. Learn more about Job Club meeting times and locations in your area.
- Face Forward – Face Forward is a program designed to help young people (ages 16-24) discover their God-given talents and unique abilities to lay the foundation for a great career. Find out how you can impact the next generation of workers in our city!