Ron’s work with Pastor Jerome Smith of Greater Praise Church of God in Christ in Milwaukee is connecting folks with good jobs and helping dozens of people.
Earlier Monday, Johnson spoke at the Greater Praise Church of God in Christ in Milwaukee. Johnson’s staff has worked with the church’s pastor, Jerome Smith, on a project to link inner-city residents with companies in Sheboygan County, where workers are needed.
Under the Joseph Project, Smith recruits individuals who then work with Johnson’s staff during a weeklong training program to enhance their job skills.
“It’s working,” Johnson said. “The program is still in its infancy, but we’ve had 67 people go through five classes. I think 27 have jobs, 25 have job offers pending. Other than our Senate staff doing constituent service, no government funding is involved. This is a private-sector, faith-based type of initiative that is trying to help one person at a time.”