At Pro Action, we’re firm believers that people have what it takes to create the future they want for themselves, even in the face of challenges and set-backs. Pro Action programs in the Prosperous Futures domain help pave the path to prosperity and support people as they bounce back from adversity. These programs provide guidance and tools for job seekers to find and secure good jobs, while helping them develop skills and supporting their success in the workforce. In addition, some programs help people work toward financial goals and build assets.
Getting a job is the main path for most people to provide for themselves and their families. For people to get and keep good jobs, they need to have the skills that employers need, and the know-how to find job opportunities that are right for them. Job seekers who have the skills employers need have the best chance of getting a job. Because people grow and industries change, many of these skills are gathered through a process of life-long learning. That’s why Pro Action’s Prosperous Futures programs serve everyone from the very young to the young at heart.
Pro Action’s Adult Literacy program empowers people to improve skills in speaking, reading and writing in English. This program pairs adult learners with trained tutors to work one-one-one or in small groups toward the learner’s language goals. It is available at no cost to the learner and is 100% confidential.
Adult Literacy Services Offered
Pro Action’s Youth Empowerment Program expands opportunities for young adults to build job skills naturally … before it’s time to make it on their own. Participants explore career alternatives and gain marketable skills through education, interaction, and skill building. Pro Action’s Youth Empowerment Program is made possible in part by United Way of the Southern Tier, Keuka Area Fund, Triangle Fund, Edith Saxton Fund, and CSBG.
Youth Empowerment Program Services
The Summer Youth Employment Program gives youth ages 14-20 an opportunity to gain valuable work experiences at various worksites throughout Steuben County. Job assignments are typically 24-32 hours per week, paid at the current minimum wage of $13.20 per hour. Program eligibility includes receiving one or more of the following benefits: Family Assistance/Safety Net, Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Heap or SSI. If you do not receive one of the above, family income must be at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines.
The application period for the Summer Youth Employment Program is now open! The application is below:
Contact Wendy Harrison with any questions at: HarrisonW@proactioninc.org or by phone at: 607-776-2125 ext. 4116
Pro Action partners with CSS Workforce NY, Finger Lakes Works and Steuben and Yates Counties in the One Stop Career Centers located in Bath, Hornell and Penn Yan. One Stop Career Centers help hundreds of job seekers obtain and maintain employment by offering employment and training assistance, supporting their prosperous futures. To find out more about Workforce NY, visit: http://www.csswfny.com/ , and for more about Finger Lakes Works, visit: https://fingerlakesworks.com/
One-Stop Career Center Services:
*Please note: Due to the pandemic there are limited walk in hours at our locations and we encourage you to call ahead to make an appointment. You can also call ahead to explore the many phone or virtual services offered.
Bath Career Center
117 E. Steuben Street
Bath, NY 14810
Elmira Career Center
318 Madison Avenue
Elmira, NY 14901
Hornell Career Center
Hornell, NY 14843
Montour Falls Career Center
323 Owego Street
Montour Falls, NY 14865
Pro Action wants you to know that it’s never too late to learn new skills and find a fulfilling job! Our Senior Community Service Employment Program matches job seekers with a community service assignment based on employment interests and goals. Participants work 20 hours per week and earn minimum wage while gaining experience, increasing skills and building self-confidence. These training assignments can be used as a bridge to find job opportunities outside the program. In fact, the experience often leads to permanent employment. · This program serves four counties including Allegany, Chemung, Schuyler, and Steuben. Pro Action partners with Workforce NY and Steuben County to operate One Stop Career Centers in Bath, Corning and Hornell as well as in Chemung and Schuyler Counties.
Senior Community Service Employment Program Services:
The Steuben County Wheels for Work program helps eligible individuals secure reliable transportation to either retain or obtain employment.
Steuben County Wheels for Work Services include:
The Chemung County Wheels for Work program is offered in partnership with the Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes, Inc.
The Chemung County program is able to assist income eligible individuals with:
Pro Action’s Child Care Council provides information and referral to parents seeking child care. Through Pro Action Child Care Council, child care fee assistance is available for some eligible families. Visit their web site for more information.