Aldo’s Success Story!

By Carol Smith | February 22, 2024

Aldo was referred by the parent liaison at his son’s elementary school. When Aldo came to us, he had lost his job due to a misunderstanding with immigration. He was able to clear up the immigration error, but without an income, his cell phone was disconnected, and he was not able to communicate with his …

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Cherrell’s Perseverance

By Carol Smith | November 28, 2023

“Cherrell’s Perseverance” Cherrell first came to Crossroads Jobs (CJ) in June 2021, looking for a job. She had been treated for cancer in 2014, had undergone a kidney transplant, and experienced side effects from treatments that left her legally blind. After having been an Alexandria City Schools bus driver for 6 years, and an early …

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Getting a Fresh Start

By Carol Smith | November 17, 2023

“He Wanted a Fresh Start!” Andy was referred to us from a fellow nonprofit that provides housing and support for individuals in recovery from substance abuse disorder. He came to us eager to make a fresh start and was doing all the right things, attending daily meetings, and staying organized and engaged. With a non-violent …

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Desire to Work With Animals

By Carol Smith | November 17, 2023

“Her Desire was to work with Animals!” Kay came to us a few weeks before graduating from high school. She wanted to work full time as soon as she graduated. She had worked in retail for over a year, but really wanted to work with animals and did not know how to market herself for …

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Sonia’s Story

By Carol Smith | November 10, 2023

“Sonia’s Story” Sonia was placed through Crossroads Jobs and a coworker. They work at a senior living community in Ashburn and put on costumes on Halloween to brighten the resident’s day! EMAIL findajob@crossroadsjobs.org 703-771-4112 Carol L. Smith

Andrea’s Story

By Carol Smith | November 8, 2023

“Andrea’s Story” Andrea was recently hired at Target. Her job counselor, Yanci, accompanied her to the interview to provide translation. She was hired, and, after one week they increased her hours! They love her! EMAIL findajob@crossroadsjobs.org 703-771-4112 Carol L. Smith

Overcoming Employment Barriers

By Carol Smith | September 6, 2023

“Overcoming Employment Barriers with the Mary Tett Bridge Fund” Many of our applicants experience barriers to employment, so our amazing board chair, John Tett, created a fund in loving memory of his late wife, Mary, to provide a bridge for CJ applicants during the job search and in the initial stages of their new job. …

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“Believe you can, and you’re halfway there.”

By Carol Smith | August 16, 2023

“Believe you can, and you’re halfway there.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt At Crossroads Jobs we believe that people are wired to work.  A job not only provides sustenance, but the very real and human need to contribute and be part of the whole. Over the years we have interviewed hundreds of job seekers, each with their …

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