Ally (n)  :
one that is associated with another as a helper a person or group that provides assistance and support in an ongoing effort, activity, or struggle” 

Both Jobs for Life™ and Faith & Finances™ are built on relationships. We talk a lot about relationships with God, with others, and with ourselves. So, we incorporate one-on-one relationships into the class by pairing each participant with an ally.

Allies in these context are mutual learners on the journey with our class participants. An ally encourages, advocates for, and is a supportive friend to the participant as he or she embarks on a journey of growth.

Who can be an ally?

For our Jobs for Life™ and Faith & Finances™ classes the qualifications are simple:

  • Follow Jesus, with a vision for His kingdom and reconciliation
  • Have a passion to see low-income people grow spiritually and economically
  • Be humbly open to new friendships, even ones across socioeconomic/cultural lines
  • Attend the Equipping Ally training offered by Restoring Hope Roanoke

Interested in being an ally?