Our goals and aspirations can be summed as follows:
•Teaching a person to fish….
•Promoting upward career progression
•Plugging into the untapped talent in the community
•Providing a path to give back
In the area of Professional Development and Education, Crescent Foundation’s activities are focused on
assisting unemployed or under employed individuals by preparing them to enter segments of the job
market which are experiencing more active/vibrant activity and could provide better employment
opportunities. The assistance may come in the form of introducing the individual to market data
disclosing the more active/vibrant employment markets. In addition, the Foundation may provide
assistance by equipping the individual with education (classes, seminars, reading materials, etc.) and
with specific skill sets needed to succeed in new work areas. In general, the Foundation will be
assisting these individuals in “re-tooling” their skill-sets to compete effectively in the job market.
In the initial stage, Crescent Foundation will focus on providing training and education in vocational and
professional areas. In subsequent stages the assistance may include providing preparatory classes to
attain a high school General Equivalence Degree (GED).
It is intended that the Corporation will leverage the professional level of its members to find instructors
versed in a particular area of the workplace. These instructors will provide their services as volunteers. In
the future the Foundation may contract with an educational institution to provide training and educational