Christian Job Corps Delivers Hope
Through life and career skills, CJC offers women the opportunity to reach their full potential.
CJC of Madison County
Our Mission: Equipping individuals with life and career skills through mentoring, education, and spiritual growth.
We provide intensive courses that include Bible study and computer classes, completely free of charge. Each student is assigned a mentor, and each mentor is committed to a one-on-one relationship to help build the student’s self-esteem, self-confidence, and skills essential to success in life and work.
The History of CJC
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In 1994, the Women’s Missionary Union® (WMU), an organization with a rich history of missions and ministry, held a planning meeting to discuss the development of a program to address the needs of women in poverty. The inspiration for Christian Women’s Job Corps® (CWJC) came as a group of women visited ladies in the Appalachian region of the United States. They discovered that when women help women by mentoring them, both experience a life change. They felt this pattern could be replicated and expanded by a larger group of women helping women.
These events led to the birthing of CWJC, which now spans 200 sites over many US states. The National CWJC program was recognized by the White House in 1999 as a viable program for assisting women in transition from welfare to work.
In 2004 the first Christian Men’s Job Corps site opened in San Angelo, Texas to address similar needs of men.
CWJC of Madison County, Alabama, Inc., began officially in 1998, when four local women attended the first national training in Birmingham sponsored by the WMU of the Southern Baptist Convention. Many people from this county were involved in opening our local site, which started with one class serving nine students in September of 1998. CWJC of Madison County, Alabama, Inc., has been in continuous operation since that time, and since adding a men’s program, has changed its name to Christian Job Corps (CJC) of Madison County, Alabama, Inc.
From its beginning, CJC of Madison County has operated as a church and community model, incorporating Christian churches from throughout the county as well as community organizations and facilities. We are supported by a number of churches, as well as health, educational, government, and business organizations throughout the county. Our program is made possible by support from many individuals and groups throughout Madison County. CJC is dependent on and grateful for volunteers from these support groups. We hope to grow and expand our ministry and our legacy for years to come and always welcome new support in the form of donors, mentors, and community partners. We would love for you or your organization to become a part of our story!
Board of Directors
CJC of Madison County, Alabama, Inc., operates under the direction of a Board of Directors, consisting of church and community representatives.
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A native of Huntsville, Nancy graduated from Lee High School and studied accounting at UAH and the University of Texas at San Antonio. She started volunteering with CJC several years ago, which included mentoring, board membership, mentor training, and accounting. When the chance came to become recruitment director she jumped at it.
Nancy is a member of Asbury UMC in Madison and has been trained as a Stephen Ministry leader and Samaritan’s Purse disaster missions leader. She’s been active in missions both locally and internationally and has served in a variety of ministries. And while crochet and sewing are her favorite hobbies, her passion is her eight grandchildren.
Originally from Cherokee, Alabama, Missy has a bachelor’s degree in communications from The University of Alabama and a master’s degree in human resource development with a training and development concentration from The University of Tennessee. Missy moved to Huntsville 14 years ago with her husband and daughter. Since that time, she has primarily been a stay-at-home mom while also working as a travel agent and volunteering at her daughter’s schools.
Missy and her family are active members of Willowbrook Baptist Church (Huntsville campus) where she is a member of the welcome team. When not spending time with her family, Missy enjoys playing tennis, traveling, working as a ticket taker/usher for the Rocket City Trash Pandas during baseball season, and pulling for the Crimson Tide.
Jenai is originally from Fort Bragg, North Carolina and was raised in the heart of Detroit, Michigan (go Lions, go Tigers, go Pistons, and go Red Wings!). She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Wayne State University, where she worked in administration and C&IT. Later, she worked as a preschool teacher. After starting a family, she took time out to be a stay-at-home mom and moved to Huntsville in 2022 with her husband and son.
Jenai is a member of Elevation Church of Charlotte, North Carolina but has been visiting churches in the metro Huntsville area in pursuit of a local church home. Since moving to Huntsville, she has volunteered for Army Community Services and the Child Development Center at Redstone Arsenal, as well as her neighborhood’s Children’s Social Committee. Jenai enjoys traveling, baking sweet treats, and watching WWII movies.
Christian Job Corps is supported by a number of churches as well as health, educational, government, and business organizations throughout the county.
4M Research, Inc.
Bentley Automotive Group
Clear Channel, Huntsville, AL
Cook’s Pest Control
Crestwood Medical Center
Gayle Milton, Eagle Strategies
Hill Technical Solutions, Inc.
Industrial Properties of the South
Inline Lighting and Electrical
Investor’s Resource/RFG Advisory
Jason Landers/Kyle Findlay – Keel Point
Madison Baptist Association
Myles Associates, LLC
Parker Griffith Family Foundation
Penta Research Inc.
Pinnacle Behavioral Health
Redstone Federal Credit Union
Servis First Bank
The Surgery Center of Huntsville
Van Valkenburg & Wilkinson
Whitesburg Animal Hospital
Woody Anderson Ford
Asbury Church Harvest
Asbury United Methodist Church
Church of the Nativity, Episcopal
First Baptist Church of Huntsville
First Baptist Church of Meridianville
First Missionary Baptist Church
First United Methodist Church
Jackson Way Baptist Church
Mt. Zion Baptist Church
Trinity Baptist Church
Trinity United Methodist Church
Union Hill Primitive Baptist
Weatherly Heights Baptist Church
Whitesburg Baptist Church