Full-time or part-time, a project leader will help to reduce poverty in the Columbus, Ohio, inner city. A project leader will plan and perform work to build new or rebuild blighted inner city residences, helping to transform a neighborhood and young adult lives. The construction serves as a training process for young at-risk adults (17-25 years of age) coming from poverty, preparing them to launch careers in the building trades. Disciplining, mentoring, teaching, and building personal relationships to help young adults live with God's perspective of work, man's origin, purpose, and destiny are all parts of this role.
Successful candidates are Christians who enjoy evangelism and teaching, have at least a five year background and skills in construction disciplines such as carpentry, plumbing, electrical wiring, or heating and air conditioning, plus have some project management experience. Previous work with inner-city youth would be very helpful.
Franklinton Rising is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation with a Mission to help reduce poverty through transforming and renewing young adult lives and inner city, blighted neighborhoods. Formed in 2014, Franklinton Rising began operations in 2015 in the Franklinton neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio, and has rebuilt six properties representing nine residences and is now rebuilding/building about two properties per year. Franklinton Rising starts in training, 10-15 new trainees each year and intends for, four to six trainees to leave each year into full-time work and therefore out of poverty. Each trainee will have heard the Gospel several times, been exposed to Christian workers, Christian principles, and discipling.