on the job Ministries

We believe that all individuals deserve an opportunity to learn and develop essential workplace excellence and job skills, so they can obtain meaningful work. Since 2007, 716 Ministries has provided job training for members of our community. Today, our job training takes place in form of our Work Readiness program. Learn more below.


Work Readiness

The 716 Ministries Work Readiness program began in the spring of 2015. At it's core, the program is focused on workplace excellence. We guide individuals through the stages necessary to obtain a meaningful job and work with them one-on-one to provide mentorship on what a good work ethic looks like. Most of all, we encourage individuals to believe in themselves and believe that they have something unique to offer to future employers. We currently partner with Salvation Army's 'Welfare to Work' Program and Jericho Road's Vive La Casa in running this program.

Participants of the program will experience the following:

  • Paired one-on-one with an experienced mentor and encourager.
  • Opportunity to meet and learn from local business leaders. 
  • Training in core work-readiness: building a winning resume, effective job interview skills, developing a unique 60-second ‘commercial,’ excelling as a member of workplace teams, managing adversity at work, and many other essential skills.
  • Opportunity for 'Phase 2' hands-on internship placement

New to You Thrift Store

The New to You shop is a thrift store offering gently used household goods, furniture, appliances, clothing and bicycles at reasonable prices. New to You served as the site of our original job training program and is now one of our locations for a Phase 2 Internship Placement through our Work Readiness Program. 

Located on Grant Street in the heart of the West Side, New to You is open Monday - Friday from 12 pm - 5:30 pm. Volunteer with us every Friday from 1-4pm to help sort donations!

New to You

286 Grant Street

Buffalo, NY 14213


If you'd like to make a donation to New to You, please call us at the number above to arrange a pickup, or you can drop your gently used goods off directly at the store between business hours.