Wed August 18, 2021

By April Lovette


The Bridge Of ROC Draws A Crowd For The Chamber Community Coffee

Rainbow Of Challenges Chamber Community Coffee The Bridge Lori Thompson
The Bridge Of ROC Draws A Crowd For The Chamber Community Coffee

The Bridge welcomed many local residents this morning while hosting this week's Chamber Community Coffee. The Bridge, a component of Rainbow of Challenges, is a community engagement program which provides services for those who are seeking to join the workforce. This organization partners with local businesses, as well as other public programs dedicated to citizen support, to help area residents find the jobs which are best suited for them. The Bridge also offers assistance with resume building, workforce-safety training, interviewing aids, and much more. This morning, The Bridge put out a great spread of tasty treats and refreshments while sharing with other members of the community what this program has to offer local citizens. Also available to patrons were neat mementos and brochures to take home. On display for all to see was a video full of success stories from The Bridge program participants who shared experiences and testimonies of finding their place in the workforce after utilizing the assets of this organization.

Lori Thompson, Workforce Coordinator for The Bridge, shared with SWARK.Today, the excitement of being able to host this week's Chamber Community Coffee. "We really enjoy participating in the Community Coffees," said Thompson. "We enjoy meeting new people and telling them what The Bridge has to offer. Rainbow of Challenges has been serving the community since 1969, but The Bridge has only been here for three years. So there are some who may not know the wonderful opportunities The Bridge has to offer the community."

Overall, it was a great morning for both the Chamber Community Coffee and The Bridge. Anyone who is interested in more information about this community-minded program, can call Lori Thompson at 870-722-1276 or email [email protected] for more information.