It can happen to anyone at any time. Overnight, a woman’s life can change, and that change can be overwhelming – job loss, spousal loss, addictions, pregnancy, disability, or illness. For others, it’s not a change but a way of life that’s been handed down from previous generations. Once a person’s life appears hopeless, escape can prove difficult – but not impossible. One needs encouragement, nurture, support, and to become self-sufficient. But most importantly, one needs to experience God’s love, forgiveness and grace.
Christian Women’s Job Corps® exists to minister to women in need with a hand up, not a hand out. This is done by providing a vast array of life skills and job skills training, Bible study, and a mission’s context of helping women rebuild their lives.
CWJC is a non-profit, faith-based agency is recognized as a Nationally Certified Site by the Women’s Missionary Union of the Baptist Church. We join over 200 other CWJC sites around the country in providing a Christian context in which to rebuild women’s lives. We offer two sessions per year, one in the fall and one in the spring. Women participating in this program attend an intensive ten-week life and work skills course from 8:15 AM- 12:15 PM, Monday through Friday, at no cost.
About the Logo
The CWJC logo prominently features the cross to represent the centrality of Christ as the path for women to achieve a lifestyle of self-sufficiency through this vital ministry. The circular shape symbolizes the holistic nature of the ministry as all aspects of a woman’s life are positively affected. The color red expresses warmth and symbolizes the deep relationships that women form through mentor-protégé relationships.
Neeley Caldwell became the Executive Director for Christian Women’s Job Corps® of Lee County in July 2013. She knew that God called her into the ministry in the summer of 1999 which led her to get a bachelor’s degree in Religion with a concentration in Congregational Studies from Samford University.
She has served in a variety of ministries including Student Life in Birmingham, Student Ministry at Gardendale’s First Baptist Church in Gardendale, and Alabama Teen Challenge in Hayden. She has a heart to encourage others in their walk with the Lord.
Neeley and her husband Jason, both originally from Sylacauga, reside in Auburn and had their first child in February of 2017, a little girl Hampton Price.
Cathy Zevac, Chairperson
Lynn Bell, Secretary
Dr. Dennis Marple, Treasurer
Dr. John Saidla