Employment and Education Ministries

Employment Program:

Download the Standard Job Application

Our goal is to promote employment by serving as an advocate for ex-offenders and to notify employers about the tremendous human potential lying dormant in our prisons across America. In America prisoners have produced billions of dollars worth of goods and services. Walmart, Dell, Delco, Honda, TWA, Boeing, IBM, Microsoft, Chevron and Ninetendo are only a few of the major corporations that have employed inmate workers. Even local and state governments are using inmate labor for data entry, record keeping and call center operations. It is our sincere hope that these employers and others such as; Food Lion, Kroger, Tysons Foods, SuperValu, Walgreens, Verizon, Comcast, T-Mobile USA, Genworth Financial, Car Max, Shamin Hotels, Macys, Wells Fargo, Sun Trust Banks, Bank of America, Capital One, Southern States, Dupont, United Parcel Services, Home Depot, Lowes, and the Richmond Times Dispatch some of the top employers in the country will see the strong and abundant potential in ex-offenders and confidently employ these individuals.

Employment is the key for ex-offenders; having a job is one of the leading factors in preventing ex-offenders from ending back up in prison, jail or a detention center. Unfortunately, current employment interviews are biased against ex-offenders. Key to correcting this problem is making changes in the job interview process. We are requesting that employers consider a project to make revisions in the national standard job application that are unbiased toward ex-offenders. If employers are equipped with an empowering set of questions, specifically for ex-offenders, based on research of who is successful when released from prison, jail and detention centers, then employers can have confidence in the overall employee selection process and give everyone who wants a better and brighter future an equal opportunity. These questions (sample attached) will give the employer a fair and accurate assessment of the ex-offenders skills as a job applicant.

GOD has planted a seed of HOPE in providing through this program, unbiased employment opportunities for ex-offenders. He has pointed us to you to ask you to help water this seed. Will you please help us to bring this life-changing project to harvest?

If you have any questions about this project contact MGM by emailing us at mgm.grace@hotmail.com or write Missionaries of Grace Ministries - P. O. Box 661 - Harrisonburg, VA 22803 or call 540-669-6948.

When people of faith work together we are fulfilling GOD'S plan and purpose for our lives-to love and help one another.

Education Program:

Our goal is to encourage, educate, and give hope to incarcerated women, men and children. Education is a valuable key to opening the door to success. College scholarships will be awarded to deserving candidates at correctional institutions that have college programs.

Inmates have it in their power to build their own future both in prison and in the world in which they will return. Nothing they have done in the past will determine their future in prison. Prison holds no prejudices. It is true the court punished them when they were sent to prison, but that is in the past. What matters now is education for the future.

I will bring the blind by a way that they did not know; I will lead them in paths that they have not known. I will make darkness light before them, and crooked places straight. These things I will do for them, and not forsake them. Isaiah 42:16

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Mailing Address:
Missionaries of Grace Ministries
P. O. Box 661
Harrisonburg, Virginia 22803
Office Address:
Missionaries of Grace Ministries
2217 S. Main Street
Harrisonburg, Virginia 22801
Phone: 540-669-6948