Why Employment?

Employment provides us with more than just an income.
Employment gives us purpose. It helps us grow and it helps us care for the people that depend on us. When a person is employed, they are less likely to commit crime, less likely to be in poverty and more likely to be healthy.


Employment lowers crime and recidivism. Our city becomes a safer place for families to live.


As people are employed and educated, businesses have solid workforces and families have disposable income.


When families have resources to work, kids grow up with bigger hopes and dreams for their futures.


Having greater income and access to preventative care helps people live more active and complete lives.

Beyond Jobs is a four-part initiative made up of Job & Leadership Training, Hire St. Louis, Revive Thrift Shop and Hatch Enterprises.

Beyond Jobs equips men with job training, a community of support and employment opportunities so they can access legal, livable wage jobs. While only 16% of men are working when they enter Beyond Jobs, two months later over 60% are employed and five months later more than 73% are employed.


Beyond Jobs Partners

Local businesses, employers and organizations partner with Beyond Jobs to create more opportunity in our city for people in poverty. As our partners create accessible employment options, more people are able to turn away from a life of crime and violence.

  • Adam Moskal LLC
  • Anew Nature
  • ASI Signage
  • Chevy's
  • Cintas
  • CrossFit St. Louis
  • Dodge Moving & Storage
  • Go Green Lawn & Landscape
  • Grace Construction
  • Historic Wood Furniture
  • hth Companies, Inc.
  • Jamba Juice
  • Kraft Boys
  • Molner Homes
  • Park Central Development
  • Reclaim Renew
  • Revive Thrift Shop
  • Ribbon Cutters
  • Schnucks
  • Shoeman Water Projects
  • South City Renovations
  • St. Louis College Prep
  • Stone Mill Design
  • Strait Group
  • Stratton's Cafe & Catering
  • Swiss American
  • Taf Co.
  • The Grove Improvement District
  • The Journey Church
  • The Original Crusoe's
  • Trinity 12
  • Urban Chestnut

JLT is financed in part through an allocation of Community Development Block Grant funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the City of St. Louis' Community Development Administration.