Phoenix Hometown Hires Reaches Next Level

Organization rebrands as StepUp Wilmington; Announces 1,000 Job Goal Wilmington, N.C. – On Jan. 31, Phoenix Hometown Hires will update its DBA name to “StepUp Wilmington.” The evolution comes as part of the local nonprofit’s long-term strategic plan and reflects its... read more

Gino Graduates from Cape Fear Community College

Every day Gino wakes at 5:30am. After getting ready and eating breakfast he hops on his bike and starts the 4-mile journey to Dillard’s where he works as the store’s Support Manager.  He is proud of his job and loves working at Dillard’s.  You can tell from his smile... read more

Phoenix Provides Job Training to Youth

In 2017 Phoenix Hometown Hires partnered with the Blue Ribbon Commission to provide job readiness training to 47 students ages 16-19. Over the course of 2 weeks, volunteers and staff worked with the students on overcoming barriers, building self-confidence, marketing... read more

Spring Life Skills Graduation

On June 28th eleven adults and two children graduated from the 9 month Life Skills Program.  It was an evening of celebration, but also a reminder of just how far our participants have come in achieving their goals. Several have found their dream jobs, others have... read more

Volunteer Spotlight – Greg Ballard

The work of Phoenix Hometown Hires is only possible with dedicated, passionate and committed volunteers like Greg Ballard. In 2016 Greg dedicated over 100 volunteer hours in numerous roles; from teaching Job Readiness and Life Skills workshops to leading volunteer and... read more

Participant Spotlight – Justin

After years of making poor choices and spending time in and out of jail, Justin came to a stark realization – if he continued to do the same things and hang around the same people, he would continue to get the same result. Instead, Justin came to Phoenix Hometown... read more