The College Republicans of UW-Madison support Ron’s work with Pastor Jerome Smith in Milwaukee connecting folks with good jobs.
One way of dealing with poverty at its core is through job creation. The Joseph Project, based out of Milwaukee, is a program aimed at decreasing unemployment. Led by Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, and Elder Jerome Smith Sr., a pastor from the Greater Praise Church of God in Christ, the Joseph Project is a job-training program. Potential employers, facilitated by Johnson, are connected with citizens who are serious about obtaining a job. The participants are then taught the skills necessary to attain the jobs available.
After their week-long session is over, the employers are then reconnected with the participants and interview them for potential jobs. The project has found full-time employment for citizens who would have never dreamed of working where they are today.