Your Impact ...on our community.
One of the questions we get is: why NOTJUSTWORK? As the name suggests, we don't just work. We always strive to go beyond a simple job, to make an impact in the community we all live in.
We partner with at-risk individuals in our community to engage the forgotten demographic. Working with recovery centres, school districts and other community partners to provide life-skills, job-skills, and training opportunities for the least of these, NOTJUSTWORK is committed to caring for the marginalized in our community.
The journey started back in 2008. Ralf Landsberger has always been passionate about working with at-risk populations, especially youth. An opportunity came to start a non-profit outreach organization, and Youth iCON was born. A 1989 Grumman step van became available, and around then Derrick Uittenbosch joined the team. We wanted some way to connect with the youth, and had an idea for a mobile youth center. A coat of black paint later and SWAT Ministries was started. (SWAT Ministries is one of our affiliated organizations.)
Over the course of working with at-risk youth and adults alike, we became intentional to seek opportunities for our clients to gain work experience, build discipline, and foster strong mentor relationships. This led to a lot of event management, especially concerts. Many recovery houses in the area were eager for the opportunities to provide their clients with the skills and experience these projects offered.
Based on the potential of the social enterprise model, NOTJUSTWORK was founded to provide the clients with the skills, experience, and references they need to transition from recovery to community, the recovery houses with program opportunities, financial support, and leadership training, and SWAT Ministries with connection opportunities, financial support, and practical outreach platforms.
Today, NOTJUSTWORK is more than an organization of capable individuals. We are a team of passionate people who are dedicated to making the difference in our communities.
We invite you to join us; as a client, corporate partner, a networking colleague, a ministry companion, a community-builder.
“One is not born into the world to do everything but to do something.”
― Henry David Thoreau