Life Skills & Job Readiness VISTA Steven Tillman, a second time AmeriCorps member from Chicago, Illinois, has formed an alliance with Solid Rock Church’s Pastor Ed Snyder, who has a ministry which offers empowerment trainings on conquering addiction, securing employment, and developing meaningful relationships to members of the Dallas/Fort Worth area. The two met with administrators from Steven’s host site for service, Christian Community Action; AnDrou Hatchett, Life Skills Coordinator, and Daphne Adams, Family Services Manager. The meeting centered upon Christian Community Action’s Family Services department expanding its client engagement efforts in case management, life skills & job readiness, and motivational interviewing. Plans were created to have the life skills & job readiness program curriculum continue in development as Family Services staff undergo case management and motivational interviewing training. Steven has already created an extensive library of resume and cover letter models, and a list of questions for employment candidates to take to interviews. In addition, he is currently updating and reformatting the training PowerPoint.