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The next orientation session will be held on Tuesday, September 29, 2015, at the Wake County Human Services Building, from 6–7:30 p.m. Registration begins at 5:45 p.m., and no child care is provided.
Wake County Human Services
220 Swinburne St., Raleigh, NC 27610


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Through the Middle Class Express, Human Capital Development Campaign aims to touch the lives of individuals READY for changes in their lives.
 
The Middle Class Express was established in Wake County Human Services in 2008. The Middle Class Express (MCE) is an innovative approach to help citizens of Wake County make progress toward economic and social self-sufficiency that ensures access to employment, educational and financial development opportunities, and other health and human service resources. This approach provides participants Life Coaching and Life Planning to achieve a Middle Class lifestyle in 5 years. It concentrates on strategies to help individuals and families fulfill their life goals as they gain new skills and knowledge that moves them closer to the fulfillment of their life plan.

What is the Middle Class Express? The Middle Class Express (MCE) is an innovative approach to help Wake County residents make progress toward economic and social self-sufficiency. It ensures access to employment, educational and financial development opportunities, as well as other health and human services resources. This approach provides participants Life Coaching and Life Planning to achieve a middle class lifestyle.
Who Can Participate?

Special emphasis is placed on serving individuals who fall into these three categories:

  1. Wake County residents with incomes equal or less than twice the federal poverty level;
  2. Individuals receiving public assistance; and
  3. Parents that meet the criteria and have children underachieving in Wake County Schools.

Applicants must be ready to meet the following requirements:

  1. Motivation to achieve
  2. Compliance with Life Coaches
  3. Commitment to 40–50 hours per week of Self-Development activities (including work and school)
  4. Commitment to a 5-year plan
What Opportunities are Provided to Participants?
  • Life Coaching
  • Personal Learning and Career Planning
  • Attainable Goals
  • Self Development Activities
  • Connections with employment opportunities
  • Job fairs and training
  • Access to educational opportunities
  • Working the 8 tracks of self development
    1. Employment
    2. Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship
    3. Formal Education
    4. Training and Skill Sets
    5. Attitude and Mindset
    6. Healthy Lifestyle
    7. Access and Utilization of Resources
    8. Family and Community Involvement
How Do I Get Involved?
  1. Attend an orientation session
  2. Complete an application
  3. Commit to a contract for a Life Plan and Life Coach
  4. Complete 7 weeks of goal setting/life planning series
  5. Complete at least 10 monthly group coaching sessions
I would like more information.
Who can I contact?
Vielka Maria Gabriel
919-212-7423
Vielka.Gabriel@wakegov.com
middleclassexpress@wakegov.com