Chatham Apprentice Program

The Chatham Apprentice Program helps unemployed and under-employed Chatham County residents find or create career paths that offer decent wages and opportunities for advancement.

Formerly known as the Construction Apprentice Program, CAP assists adults in developing skills to compete in the job market, secure employment, and learn to become more self-sufficient. CAP is a collaboration among Chatham County, Step Up Savannah, and community-based organizations; it is funded by Chatham County.

The Working Families Network

Since 2008, Step Up Savannah worked with local organizations to apply the Centers for Working Families (CWF) model. The CWF helped us to better understand the needs of our community members and the organizations that serve them. Step Up and the United Way worked closely to help build capacity for the organizations and several organizations received additional funding for their participation in the network. However, the network felt that we would be better served to expand to include more social service providers, community organizations, or governmental agencies that provide support to low-income families in our community. A reorganization of the network from the CWF to the WFN was completed in January of 2017 with the first meeting taking place on February 2nd with over 50 attendees.