FIT – Foundation for an Independent Tomorrow provides job training, coaching, and support based on job seekers’ individual needs and the skills employers tell us they are looking for. FIT graduates get jobs, and employers get great results. FIT Works!
Foundation for an Independent Tomorrow is a Nevada 501c-3 non-profit organization, established in 1997 by Founder and Chief Executive Officer Janet Frasier Blumen. Widely known as FIT, the organization provides unparalleled workforce development to the southern Nevada community.
Governed by a board of directors of local business people, FIT is a United Way accredited organization staffed by professionals dedicated to the FIT mission.
Foundation for an Independent Tomorrow’s community impact is clear and measurable. As southern Nevada continues to recover from the affects of the worst national economic recession in recent history, FIT services are in critical demand. To date, more than 10,000 FIT clients have earned jobs, and on average, make a positive annual impact of $22,500.00 on the Southern Nevada economy. That impact continues each year the client remains employed.
FOUNDER MESSAGE – Janet Frasier Blumen
In December 2012, a United Way needs assessment of the southern Nevada community’s challenges in the coming years found employment as the number one area of concern to citizens. The analysis, when you get right down to it, is fairly easy: without a job, you can’t make your mortgage payment. Soon you can no longer afford the rent at the apartment where you moved when you lost the house. Food, as other necessities, becomes an issue. Joblessness may soon mean homelessness.
Without a paycheck, you can’t buy groceries; you can’t afford to eat in a restaurant. Unemployment may mean that you are soon forced to rely on SNAP (formerly called food stamps) and access a food bank. Without a job, you can’t afford gas or to fix your car when it breaks down. Eventually, even bus passes at $65 a month are out of your reach. Signing the kids up for soccer or violin lessons is out of the question. Medical insurance is something you just can’t begin to afford, much less new clothes.
In other words, being without a job doesn’t just mean unemployment. It soon encompasses other primary needs as food, shelter, transportation, and almost every other issue facing citizens of a community. Unemployment is an aggressive downhill path to problems that invade every inch of your life and the life of your family. That is why FIT’s mission is, and always has been, to provide whatever is needed to help unemployed and underemployed people in southern Nevada get the skills and the employment prerequisites necessary to get jobs that pay enough to support their families and make these families self-sufficient.
|Donors:||Your investment in FIT will help you achieve your giving goals; help Southern Nevadans compete in today’s job market, support their families, and contribute to our local economy.|
|Employers:||FIT- Foundation for an Independent Tomorrow works with job seekers from high school graduates to PhD’s. We focus on people who are committed to getting the specific skills employers tell us they need.|
|Job Seekers:||Foundation for an Independent Tomorrow (FIT) provides job training, coaching, and support based on job seekers’ individual needs and the skills employers tell us they are looking for. FIT graduates get jobs, and employers get great results. FIT works!|
|Media:||FIT gets people job ready so they can compete in today’s job market, help support their families, and contribute to Southern Nevada’s economy. FIT will provide you a nonprofit perspective on how your viewers can compete in today’s job market.|
|Jessica Black, Executive Assistant||Janet Frasier Blumen, Founder & CEO|