About

Mission Statement

With the transforming power of God’s love, Christian Women’s Job Corps (CWJC) ministers to women by providing life skills, job readiness training, and Bible study in a Christ-centered environment.

Woman to woman, CWJC empowers participants to build a foundation for successful employment and pursuing their life goals, whether it is a better job, a better education, or a better life.

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Our Team

We are passionate about our mission and serious about our work. Each staff member has been trained in their area of expertise and loves working with people.

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Lila Clay

Executive Director

Lila Clay likes to travel and that is a good thing because while she was originally born in Deland, Florida, she didn’t reside there long. Lila has lived in various states and even in other countries. She has traveled extensively around the world and loves to talk about her adventures. Lila graduated from Lassiter Highschool in Marietta, Georgia. She received her Bachelors degree from Kennesaw State University. (How about them Owls?) Lila has worked in ministry for more than 20 years and loves helping people who want to change their life for the better.

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  • Management

  • Marketing

  • Fundraising

Becky Kite

Becky Kite

Program Coordinator

Becky was born and raised in Nacogdoches, although she did try Florida before deciding there was no place like Texas and came home. She currently resides in Cushing, Texas. She attended Nacogdoches High School, but now has two grown daughters of her own. My how time flies! Becky worked for Angelina Home Health Services and Veva J Hawkins CPA before coming on board with CWJC. She currently serves as our Program Site Coordinator for Christian Women’s Job Corps. She has been with us since 2014, and she has a very supportive husband Jay Kite who she married on May 30, 2018. Becky is a budding artist and occasionally you can see some of her paintings online. They are pretty good if we can say so.

BECKY HANDLES

  • Coordinates Volunteers

  • Plans Educational Program

  • Supervises Instructors

Leah Woodard

Leah Woodard

Administrative Assistant

Leah is a native of Nacogdoches, Texas. She went to Nacogdoches Highschool (Go Dragons), but she had to get her GED in 1989 to finish. She still lives in the area. Leah started working at Christian Women’s Job Corps on September 9 of 2014. She loves horses and can be caught riding with her husband Dalyn Woodard, who she has been happily married to ever since 2011 and is very supportive. Leah has two grown children and is using this stage of her life to obtain a Master of Arts degree from Liberty University for Addiction Counseling. She started taking classes online in 2019. We look forward to giving her some opportunities to use her new degree here when she finishes.

LEAH HANDLES

  • Account Receivables

  • Bills and Reconciliation

  • Record Keeping

Making a Difference

CWJC exists to empower individuals to experience spiritual, personal and professional success. Success can be measured in many ways:

Here at CWJC we strive to give you the tools you need to be able to make a living wage. We partner with local businesses to help you achieve this goal. Our local businesses provide mentors, special speakers, and instructors for our program. Some of the businesses even hire our grads.

We partner with both Angelina College and the Angelina College Adult Education Consortium (ACAEC) to help you achieve this goal. ACAEC offers our participants the chance to obtain a Highschool Equivalency Certification. While Angelina College has scholarships available for our students who complete our program and qualify for certain certification programs.

Healing a broken relationship can be tough. CWJC offers classes and techniques that can help you determine wither the relationship is fixable and how you can go about repairing it.

A healthy Spiritual life can bring peace, power and a sense of inner well-being. As you work on a better understanding of your spiritual needs and how it connects you to others, then you can gain insight on how to prevent future problems. You can even learn how to deal with difficult problems when they come around.

A sure sign of success is when you can give back to your community. CWCJ will not only help prepare you for a job, we will provide you opportunities to help others.

There are some things that are difficult to define or measure. Sometimes personal goals can be unique and specific to your needs or dreams. We cannot always compare ourselves to others. Perhaps you have something that you want to accomplish, here at CWJC we want to offer you the encouragement you need to achieve that Goal.

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Testimonials

Here’s what our students had to say about our program:

I didn’t have a Highschool Degree, and they helped me get a Highschool Equivalent Degree. And I passed the first time I tried! Yes.

Sophia Jones

CWJC really helped build my confidence during an interview and the certificate I got helped me find a better paying job! Highly recommended.

Janice Green

The instructors were great. You could tell that they really wanted to help. I learned so much from the ladies. I just loved it!

Kate Lewis

5 stars all around. Not only did this program help me. It helped my daughters. Now we are all employed.

Luanne Harvey

I struggled holding on to a job. I lacked social skills and they really held me back. CWJC worked with me and now I am doing great.

Kelly Johnson

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