The Crossroads Employment Center provides disenfranchised and at-risk teens in Israel with job assistance, guiding them into the world of employment, showing teens what opportunities are available to them. These teens need a place where they feel comfortable, that offers structured information, guidance, and support, throughout the process of finding a job or pursuing a career.
The Crossroads Employment Center serves as the framework these teens lack, providing a sounding board for issues and offering personal encouragement and support. Opportunities to learn essential job skills are provided in an environment where teens already know they will receive understanding, respect, and advice. Supervised job internships for teens in Jerusalem are offered with local businesses. In addition, the Employment Center offers opportunities for our teens to make contact with successful role models in the community, opening their minds to future opportunities.
Our philosophy is to help teens acquire the tools they need to find a job, and then strengthen their ability to maintain a successful employment experience by supporting them throughout the job experience. Our staff monitors teen’s progress, helping to increase the length of employment, building on their ability to stay in one position, and overall aiming to improve success in the workplace.