MenzFit is a 501(c) (3) educational non–profit organization whose mission is ensuring long–term gainful employment and financial fitness to low–income men who are largely minority with little formal education. members. This is achieved by providing professional interview clothing, career development and financial literacy services. By providing these services we make a greater impact in the lives of the men we serve, as they will be able to support themselves and provide for their families.
MenzFit began in March 2001 to address the employment needs of low–income men. MenzFit has helped more than 6,500 men compete for jobs. This has created more than $58,000,000 in taxable income (based on an average salary of $19,500). MenzFit’s interventions increase employment outcomes during the initial interview process as well as after our clients have begun working. By providing an ongoing spectrum of services, we increase our clients’ chances to achieve self–sufficiency.
Job hunting is extremely challenging for most people. However, it is more demanding when a job applicant lacks confidence, or is unable to present what is considered an acceptable business image for employment. Employers often make judgments about a candidate in seconds, and appearance plays a major role in securing employment.
For many men who may be experiencing unemployment issues, MenzFit is available for their rescue. MenzFit is taking an active yet innovative role in assisting the underserved population especially in this increasingly competitive job market.
Rhonda E. Willingham, the President and Founder of MenzFit, started this unique program to help men get jobs and become self-sufficient.
Who Are Our Clients?
Our clients are terminated or laid off workers, ex offenders, homeless, recovering substance abusers, the disabled, public assistance recipients and veterans. Others are those who may have encountered some situation that rendered them under or unemployed. Our services help disadvantaged men who have had few educational opportunities and little exposure to what successful and satisfying careers looks like. MenzFit’s interventions increase employment outcomes during the initial interview process as well as after our clients have begun working.
Read more about our support network including our Board of Directors, Advisory Council and Referral Partners.