Breaking the cycles of poverty

We aim to employ those who struggle most to break their own cycles of poverty, giving preference to those who have recently experienced homelessness, military veterans, and individuals who have been previously incarcerated.

Our Mission

We empower individuals with barriers to employment to take the First Step on the path out of poverty and homelessness.

$22,500

Average Annualized Pay
Rate

5,011

Individuals employed by us
in 2020 who were previously
homeless or at-risk of
becoming homeless

$50.4 Million

is Annual Payroll
in 2020

Founded by Greg Block, First Step is
on a mission to provide a path out of homelessness.

Key Management

james
Amelia Nickerson
CEO
james
Matt Miller
COO
james
Kellie Brownlow
VP of Development & Community Relations
james
Sheneva Harris
Operations Director –¬†Staffing
james
Henrietta Thompson
Manager –¬†Disability Services

Board of Directors

james
Adam Ross
Treasurer & Secretary, Hex Atlanta
james
Michael Cochran, Chairman
Partner, Kilpatric, Townsend
& Stockton, LLP
james
Barbara Peters
CaringWorks
james
Paulino Barros
Former CEO, Equifax
james
Joe Guerra
CEO, Turf Star
james
AJ Robinson
CEO, Central Atlanta Progress
james
Aubrey Harrell
Partner, KPMG LLP
james
Marilynn Winn
Co-Founder and Lead Organizer, Women on the Rise
james
Steve Fireman
President, Economic & Community
Development Institute
james
Anitra Walker
Director of Behavioral Health and Social Services, Mercy Care Services
james
Brian Goebel
Managing Director, Social Enterprise, Goizueta Business School
james
Will Block
Community Volunteer, Ex-officio

Philadelphia Board of Directors

james
Harold Epps, Chairman
Sr. Advisor, Bellevue Strategies
james
Monica Block
Community Volunteer
james
Mike Dahl
Former Executive Director, Broad Street Ministry
james
Michael Cochran
Partner, Kilpatrick, Townsend
& Stockton, LLP
james
Aubrey Harrell
Partner, KPMG LLP
james
Leigh Wood
Community Volunteer

Southern California Board of Directors

james
Joe Guerra, Chairman
Chairman & CEO, Turf Star
james
Steven Block
Community Volunteer
james
Jeffrey K. Haidet
Chairman & Partner, Dentons US LLP
james
Leonard Gregory
Retired
james
Brent Reid
CFO, Turf Star Western

A person. A job. A step forward.

Help our clients take their First Step on the path out of homelessness and poverty.

236 Auburn Avenue NE, Suite 203, Atlanta, GA 30303
Copyright © 2021 First Step Staffing. All Rights Reserved.