StepUp partners with adults seeking to transform their lives through employment and life skills training.



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Topics covered during the week: 

  • Resume Writing
  • Conflict Management 
  • Job applications
  • Networking strategies
  • Time Management/Organization
  • Effective Communication
  • Interviewing Techniques
  • How to Dress for the Workplace

Employment is the first step to stability.

StepUp Durham offers a 32-hour workshop that teaches the skills needed to find and sustain employment. The class is designs specifically for individuals facing barriers to finding employment, such as a criminal background or gaps in employment history. 

The relationship is 50/50: StepUp uses its resources to connect job seekers to StepUp employers, while participants execute the skills they have learned to further their own independent job search.  

Employment Training Workshops are run at various locations in Durham once a month. Each week starts on Monday morning at 9:00 AM (doors open at 8:30 AM) and will run until about 4 PM each day. The week will conclude with a graduation ceremony on Friday afternoon. 

Participants are REQUIRED to attend all five days of the workshop and must be on time each day. 


  • Call StepUp Durham at (919) 973-0890. Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM. Friday, 8:30 - 2:30 PM. 
  • Stop in to register in person at: StepUp Ministry 1307 W. Knox St., Durham, NC 27705
  • Register online by clicking the button below

A Glimpse Inside the Workshop

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Feedback from Past Participants:

"The staff were helpful and concise. They made everyone feel like a winner. I also like that they are detail oriented and mean what they say." 

"Loved it and looking forward to being part of StepUp forever!"

"I know more in a week than I ever did. Thank you."

"I thought this was a very successful week and I learned a lot about myself and my personal challenges and strengths. The instructors were great and the knowledge was powerful."


Life Skills


The StepUp model includes a robust, year-long life skills program for working adults. This course focuses on budgeting, goal-setting, relational wellness, and professional development. The program includes a component for children in which youth learn the same skills as their parents at an age-appropriate level. As a start-up, StepUp Durham is scheduled to build out its foundational Employment Program during its first 1-2 years with the tentative goal of launching Life Skills by the summer of 2017. The Life Skills program at StepUp Durham will closely mirror the programs at StepUp Ministry Raleigh and StepUp Greensboro.