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Financial & Career Coaching

Steps 2 Success

Steps 2 Success (S2S) launched in December 2017 as Jacksonville’s first Financial Opportunity Center. FOCs–there are currently 130+ around the country–offer a holistic approach to financial well-being free to its members. In addition to career/employment services, FOCs provide career coaching, financial coaching, and access to income supports such as food stamps, utility assistance and affordable health insurance.

 

Coaches assist clients with increasing income, decreasing expenses, saving money and reducing debt. This integrated approach, coupled with long-term support from FOC staff, assists individuals and families with obtaining their long-term financial visions.

Career coaching services include:

  • Career Planning Services

  • Resume critique

  • Job seeking referrals

  • Job application and onboarding help

  • Professional LinkedIn optimization support

  • Education pathway assistance

Financial coaching services include:

  • Maximizing income

  • Budgeting assistance

  • Building assets

  • Debt and Credit Coaching

  • Debt management

  • Home ownership preparation

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Free Medical Certification:

Start a rewarding career in healthcare 

UPDATE: Due to the overwhelming response, we have temporarily paused accepting new applications for the Steps 2 Success Medical Training Program. Please visit this webpage for updates on when we may reopen applications.

Program Details

  • Choose between a 12-week medical assistant course or an 8-week phlebotomy tech course.

  • Limited spots available – only 60 participants will be accepted this year.

  • Classes begin in August.

Benefits:

  • Personalized workforce and financial coaching through our proven Steps 2 Success (S2S) services.

  • Lyft rides available upon request for transportation to classes.

  • Free certification courses from Nywes Healthcare Association, a leading provider of healthcare certification programs.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must be at least 18 years old.

  • Commit to attending two evening classes per week at the S2S office (1601 Kings Road, Jacksonville, FL 32209).

  • Take the certification exam.

  • Proof of high school diploma or GED certification is necessary.

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Program Partners

LSS is part of a community of businesses that have partnered up to break the chains of poverty and create generational wealth through helping those in the community maintain and increase their overall assets.  

 

The partners making S2S possible: LISC Jacksonville, United Way of Northeast Florida and the Siemer Institute. Steps 2 Success operates from both 4615 Philips Highway 32207 and their principal site 1601 Kings Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32209.

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Kimba Clark's journey from homelessness to stability with Lutheran Social Services' Steps 2 Success (S2S) program showcases resilience and unwavering support. After a chance encounter with S2S, Kimba embarked on a transformative path. With coaching, resources, and determination, she secured employment, housing, and financial stability within a year.

Client Success

Kimba Clark, Steps 2 Success Client

Steps 2 Success is made possible by the following partners:

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S2S is client-focused and driven by each client’s unique vision, all client services after the initial orientation are offered one-on-one with S2S staff.

 

Services are available to anyone 18 or older who has the time and commitment.

To Learn More

For more information, please contact Stewart Miller at

(904) 730-8256 or email stewart.miller@lssjax.org

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