It can't be said often enough: the best social-service program in the world is a living-wage job.
Focused on high-demand, high-growth industries, Summit's results-oriented programs effect long-term change: Summit can take a person earning an average of $5,500 a year and after just 20 weeks of training start them at a job that will earn an average of $26,000 annually. Graduates gain vocational and life skills, pay taxes, stop drawing public assistance benefits and contribute to the community through healthy spending.
Add to that, the cutting-edge training Summit is now offering prepares their students for the new green-collar jobs. Not only will these students be transforming their lives but they will also be transforming our environment by building a renewable future that benefits all of us.