Ignite Your Potential: A College, Career and Adult Education Initiative

GED Classes-Education Building, 5499 Main Dr. New Hope, AL 35760
Morning Classes: Tuesday & Wednesday 8:30am-12:30pm
Night Classes at New Hope Elementary School Library: Monday & Tuesday 6:00pm-9:00pm

Ready to Work Classes-Education Building, 5499 Main Dr. New Hope, AL 35760
Monday and Friday 8:00am-1:00pm

Financial Counseling-Education Building, 5499 Main Dr. New Hope, AL 35760
By Appointment Only: Tuesday 10:00am – 2:00pm

For more information please contact the education building at 256-723-2271.

Ignite Your Potential includes intensive services offered to young adults to provide tangible resources to the community with the desire to help them become competitive within the workforce, obtain self-sufficiency and sustain self-sufficiency. This is done by offering an array of exposure opportunities and in-house training. Each participant is given the opportunity to tour colleges, attend Ready to work (RTW) training, career development classes, GED prep, financial literacy and employment opportunities for youth and adults.

The CARE Center is a community collaborator with New Hope, Owens Cross Roads, Brownsboro and Gurley communities through Ignite Your Potential, a workforce development program for teens and young adults ages 17-24. The objective of our program is to assist our clients with addressing personal barriers that may hinder success and provide career-training opportunities within the local community. We expect those who enter our program to grow within the areas of employability, college preparedness and self-sufficiency.

Additionally, we help our clients gain the social and emotional tools necessary to face everyday stressors in order to achieve goals and sustain success. This is accomplished by assessing and addressing the individual needs of our clients.

To identify barriers to self-sufficiency, each client goes through an initial assessment phase after which an Individual Strategy Plan (ISP) is developed and used to address their unique barriers to employability and self-sustaining behaviors. Measurable goals such as obtaining a GED or technical training certification are included in the ISP. As clients work through their ISP, they meet with and are assessed by the career development coordinator every thirty days. Because of the ongoing client assessment, she is able to provide counseling, identify additional barriers to success and adjust the ISP as needed. We measure the program’s success by the number of clients obtaining GED’s, technical training certificates and entering additional institutes of higher learning.

Financial Donations Needed!!!

The overarching goal of the Ignite Program is to bring existing programs, which are available in Metro-Huntsville, to our local communities for easier access by our neighbors which struggle with transportation and emotional barriers.

This ministry needs a van in order to transport students to Calhoun for GED testing, industry and college tours. This ministry has also experienced extreme growth with every successful high school graduating class!  The need for a full-time case manager is imminent…unfortunately, this requires funding.  We greatly appreciate any financial assistance you might be able to provide to this ministry!

To make a financial donation to our Ignite Your Potential ministry, please click on the “DONATE NOW” tab at the top of this page or mail a check made payable to The CARE Center to P.O. Box 51, New Hope, AL 35760 and be sure to notate for Ignite Your Potential. Thank you!


The CARE Center