In 2004, founder Lynn Heckler recruited a core group of Christian business women who desired to offer a hand-up to women who were searching for positive direction and/or were bogged-down by life circumstances, situations the founding women had already experienced. The founders learned about Christian Women’s Job Corps®, received training and site certification, and solicited seed money to begin the local organization. CJC opened its doors to the first group of 11 women on March 7, 2005 as the Christian Women’s Job Corps of Kendall County. In 2008, the organization brought the Christian Men’s Job Corps® (CMJC) Program on-board and reincorporated as the Christian Job Corps of Kendall County with programs for women and men. The CWJC® and CMJC® are proprietary programs of the WMU (Woman’s Missionary Union) Birmingham, Alabama. At this time, CJC does not offer a men’s program.
CJC currently partners with the Boerne Family Y.M.C.A. for facilities and support activities, with the Patrick Heath Public Library for computer lab support, and the Goodwill Industries Good Career Center of San Antonio for employment opportunities. The CJC was incorporated as an interdenominational faith-based organization on December 30, 2004 and is a non-profit 501(c) (3) public charity.
About CJC Programs
CJC helps unlock the future for women by offering them skills for life and vocation through the Job Prep for Women program. This biblically-based curriculum helps build confidence, embrace talents, complete a professional resume, hone interviewing skills, set plans to achieve goals, and seek employment that matches one’s potential. Computer mentors assigned as needed.
A seasoned cadre of volunteers provides clients with training essential for seeking and sustaining successful employment today, and for the future. Clients receive encouragement, guidance, and prayer throughout their journey.
CJC selects and screens all instructors, mentors, and volunteers; operates according to policies and procedures; measures its success and opportunities through evaluations; holds clients and instructors accountable to each other; networks for referrals, potential employers, internship opportunities, and vocational and degree granting institutions. CJC maintains certification from the national WMU organization.