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First Step Remembers Greg Block

First Step Staffing is extremely sad to announce the passing of our founder, Greg Block. With a personal goal to give back to his community, Greg started First Step when he was just 40 years old. His dedication, ingenuity and passion for helping others helped launch a unique and growing social enterprise that has helped thousands take [...]



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First Step Staffing Names New CEO

First Step Staffing, Inc. is excited to announce that Amelia Nickerson, previously Vice President of Development and Community Relations, has been promoted to CEO for the organization. Amelia joined the First Step team in January 2018 bringing with her more than a decade of experience as a fundraiser, volunteer, and board member for [...]



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Coronavirus Awareness and Actions

First Step Staffing continues to monitor the rapidly changing situation and guidance surround the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).  Thank you for the steps you have already taken to minimize the impact of this virus.  We are fully committed to the safety of our employees, clients and customers while we work to continue providing [...]


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Atlanta Business Chronicle Reports: First Step and Other Community Groups Work Together To Decrease Homelessness

Groups work together to decrease homelessness By Tonya Layman – Contributing Writer January 12, 2020 The number of people living on the streets of Atlanta has declined, in part due to several organizations partnering on a common theme: to lead the charge to make homelessness in Atlanta rare, brief and non-recurring. Over the last decade, [...]



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Philadelphia Inquirer Reports: Philly courts hosted a job fair for the pretrial population

by: Juliana Feliciano Reyes, Updated: July 23, 2019 It was an unconventional job fair. There were no splashy banners advertising companies, no branded swag, no suits. Just folks filling out paperwork on the benches of a Philadelphia courtroom Monday — sometimes with a drug test swab in their mouth — waiting for an interview where they’d [...]


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Philadelphia Inquirer Reports: Philly launched a program to put homeless people to work. Here’s what happened.

by Samantha Melamed (updated June 11, 2019) As a Monday morning rain rinsed LOVE Park and chased early commuters into their offices, 34 people gathered by the LOVE sculpture and waited impatiently for a lottery to begin. Roberto Valdez, an outreach worker from Mental Health Partnerships (MHP), read out the numbers, and wide grins broke [...]