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Grow Non-Profit Services Corporation (GNPSC) builds upon and continues our founder's 18+ years of prior community work leading G.R.O.W., Inc. and other community organizations, and providing contract services for Workforce Board of the Treasure Coast, Department of Labor Employment & Training Administration, and the FL Office of Urban Opportunity.  Our Professional Development program has proven to provide a clear pathway to a long-term and financially rewarding business-focused career (see success stories below)

Years of experience, information, knowledge, data, tools and resources, along with the most effective service strategies has been organized to create a comprehensive and proprietary training system that can be easily and cost-effectively replicated into multiple operating formats or as a stand-alone community and faith-based programs.

Our Mission:  "To implement, manage, and support multiple program sites and ensure programs and services result in the career and community impact outcomes desired by our students and members".

Our Vision:  "To be far-reaching in the implementation and support of our Professional Development standard program framework via a statewide network of member programs and web-based technology".

SHANNON

When I enrolled in the Professional Development program at G.R.O.W., I was 17 years old, had not completed high school, had no job skills, and was unemployed.  I wanted help getting my GED and obtaining employment.

I was attracted and motivated to join GROW because … One of my friends that told me about it.     

Participating in the program helped me … Obtain my GED, learn and develop a number of job and work readiness skills that led to financial stability and independence at a young age.  Upon completing the program I received a Professional Development Training Certificate (Business Specialty) from UCF & G.R.O.W., Inc. and was immediately hired by Embroid Me, a custom embroidery shop, as a production trainee. Today, I am the Production Supervisor and have been employed with the same company for 15 years. 

I think this program is still needed because ... it gives young people who fall off track a second chance and the opportunity to get back on track.

JOHNNY

When I enrolled in the Professional Development program at G.R.O.W., I was 18 years old, had no high school diploma, a criminal record, no post-secondary training, my girlfriend was pregnant and I was about to become a father, and I was unemployed.  I needed real assistance and guidance that would help me obtain my GED, learn/improve job skills, build confidence, obtain a training credential, obtain work experience, and get a good job.

I was attracted and motivated to join GROW because …  They provided the opportunity to learn a trade or skill, help preparing to find a job using that skill, and tutoring for the GED test … all free of charge; it was a no brainer.     

Participating in the program helped me … Obtain my GED, learn and develop a number of job and work readiness skills that led to financial stability and independence at a young age.  Upon completing the program I received a CDL license and Professional Development Training Certificate (Business Specialty) from UCF & G.R.O.W., Inc. and was immediately hired by Treasure Coast Waste Management as a CDL Truck Driver.  The program positioned me to marry my girlfriend, provide a stable home for my family, and be a great role model for our 5 children.  Today, I am still employed with the same company (which is now Republic Services) as the Operations Supervisor for the West Palm Beach office.

I think this program is still needed because … with community outreach, organizations like G.R.O.W. can identify where help is needed and inform/train young people in their “own environment”.

ANTOINE

When I enrolled in the Professional Development program at G.R.O.W., I was 19 years old, had graduated from high school but had no post-secondary training and was unemployed.  I was seeking assistance that would help me build self-confidence, learn and improve my job skills, and enter employment.

I was attracted and motivated to join GROW because …   Mrs. Reason was persistent and consistent as to wanting to see me do something positive with myself.   

Participating in the program helped me … Gain valuable work experience and develop a number of advanced job skills that led to a career in non-profit, community work.  Upon completing the program I received a Professional Development Training Certificate (Business Professions) from UCF & G.R.O.W., Inc.   I was hired by G.R.O.W. to assist with community outreach and case management; however, after a year I became self-employed working as a partner in a property management and landscaping company. Today, I am Co-founder and Director of Crossover Missions, an after-school program that provides tutoring, mentoring, and basketball training to help elementary and middle school students improve academically and behaviorally.

I believe the program is still needed because … there’s still a lot of youth and young adults that lack social skills, have fallen short academically, need to learn structure, lack support, need guidance, etc. and G.R.O.W.’s programs would definitely mold and prepare them for the work field as well as connect them with jobs that they may not have been able to obtain on their own.

NENA

When I enrolled in the Professional Development program at G.R.O.W., I was 19 years old, had graduated from high school, had office skills but no work experience, and was unemployed.  I was seeking assistance that would help me get a good job and develop skills to advance in the workplace.

I was attracted and motivated to join GROW because …  The opportunity to be hired through the work experience program and actively engage in applied learning while assisting other young adults that needed to gain the skills needed to obtain/retain employment.    

Participating in the program helped me … Gain valuable work experience and develop a number of advanced job skills that led to a career in education.  Upon completing the program I received a Professional Development Training Certificate (Business Specialty) from UCF & G.R.O.W., Inc. and was hired by G.R.O.W. as a Program Assistant immediately upon completion.  During my 5 years working with G.R.O.W.  I advanced into the positions of Office Manager/Bookkeeper and Business Instructor.  I earned my Bachelor’s degree and became a Certified Business Education teacher in public education.  I have a M.S. in Business Management and have been a Career & Technical Education Specialist with Indian River County School Board for the past 4 years.

I think this program is still needed because … many young adults/adults continue to lack the required skills and work experience to compete in today’s job market.

 JOHN

When I enrolled in the Business management program at G.R.O.W., I was 25 years old had a criminal record and no post-secondary training.  I had talents in the area of music and art that I needed to turn into a business so that I could earn an honest living and provide for my children.

I was attracted and motivated to join GROW because …  Of the Entrepreneurial program and the hands-on experience you attain while attending. I had a personal goal and vision of my company. Also the professional staff and services rendered.   

Participating in the program helped me … Obtain intensive, short-term entrepreneurship training and applied learning that helped me improve my skills, develop a detailed written business and financial plan, obtain a post-secondary training credential, build my confidence, enter employment, and get accepted into a traditional college.  The program helped me pursue my dream, become financially stable, a homeowner, and helped me be a solid provider for my children.  I am gainfully employed as C.E.O. and owner/operator of D.Mindz Muziq & Marketing, Inc.  I opened my entertainment company in Brooklyn, New York shortly after completing the program 10 years ago. 

I think this program is still needed because … the programs and services are in high-demand, especially in urban and economically disenfranchised communities.

Dotralee - ANOTHER SUCCESS STORY IN THE MAKING…

Ms. McNeal was referred to our organization. Ms. McNeal’s desire is to use her years of experience working with at-risk youth and Criminal Justice degree to assist and provide services “for those who are exiting out of a juvenile commitment facility and aging out of foster care and end up homeless with nowhere to go”.

Our Professional Development program provides the instruction, assistance, coaching, and mentoring she requires, and as a result she has been able to continue pursuing her vision and taken several steps forward including creation of her business plan and implementation strategy, legally established her non-profit organization Productive Pathways Transitional Services (PPTS), Incorporated in Titusville - FL, and secured a space that houses her organization’s administrative office. She is now pending final approval as a Medicaid Provider.  Upon completion of the program, PPTS will become a member of the Institute and her organization will receive an array of services including on-going training and technical assistance, professional services, and funds development assistance to help her organization become and remain a valued community asset.