Two men, in 1996, saw an opportunity to help each other and those needing a second chance.
Chris Mangum of C. C. Mangum Inc. trucking company, needing reliable employees; and, his pastor Reverend Donald McCoy, who knew capable men and women, shared a common vision – Reaching out to: mentor, train, and employ the unemployed and underemployed of Raleigh, NC.
Responding to their individual needs, and inspired by their common faith – Jobs Partnership had begun. They formed a Steering Committee with eight pastors of different races and denominations, and seven business leaders. They formed a 12 - week training program for candidates to take the necessary steps to be more employable and valued employees.
In 2000, Jobs Partnership was brought to Peoria through the efforts of Heaven’s View Christian Fellowship. Partnerships have been formed with numerous businesses, churches, social agencies, and over 150+ volunteers to mentor, train, and employ the unemployed and underemployed of the Peoria community, Illinois county jails, the Illinois Department of Corrections, and beyond.