LifeWorks Education and Workforce Division focuses on breaking the cycles of illiteracy and poverty, helping youth develop necessary knowledge and skills to navigate the challenges of adolescence. Through our programs, youth and adults dramatically improve their literacy levels, obtain their GEDs, increase their employability, and start their paths to self sufficiency. 

In 2016-17: 

70% of the 1,856 youth served passed their GED Ready subject-specific exams. 

77% of youth enrolled in LifeWorks school-based youth development services demonstrated improved life skills.


Meet Madeline.

Madeline (left), LifeWorks GED graduate pictured with LifeWorks GED Program and Services Coordinator, Ebony, took the time to tell us about her experience with our GED program. 

How do you feel now that you have your GED? 

"I feel more accomplished now. It was just kind of something I knew I needed, but put off and it's just nice because now I can move onto the next step, start college, and advance career wise."


LifeWorks 2017 Back to School Drive will provide students in the community with the supplies and support they need to succeed this school year. 

Please join us in completing our two goals:

1) Match the generous $2,500 donation from AMD to reach a total of $5,000 raised for youth heading back to school. 

2) Receive 100 new or gently used backpacks for our youth and families. 

Interested in leveraging critical resources to help? Donate below or drop off a backpack out our East (835 N Pleasant Valley Rd) or South (3700 S 1st St) locations.

Your donation assists youth like Madeline on their way to self-sufficiency.