Become A Partner
Help provide reliable to and from transportation for those in need
Become A Partner to Bring Hope and Opportunity
Job Rides is a nonprofit organization that partners with businesses and organizations to provide transportation to and from work for those in need. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to earn a living, no matter their circumstances. By providing reliable transportation, we not only help people get to work but have a steady, living wage to support themselves. With your help, we can continue our mission to bring hope and opportunity to those who need it most.
The main focus of my position is to connect employers to refugees and vice-versa. However, between the two there are barriers that often make these connections difficult or nearly impossible. One barrier that is often identified during conversations with employers throughout Iowa is the lack of transportation. Often places of employment are located far from job seekers’ homes. Public transportation is not adequate or available.
Job Rides’ purpose helps eliminate the lack of transportation and enhances quality of life for underserved populations by making the connection to quality employment a reality.
In August of 2022 I was released from the Iowa Correctional Institute for Women in Mitchellville, IA. I was placed in the Fresh Start Facility in Des Moines where I was introduced to Raine Recruiting and Job Rides. I had little but my prison sweatsuit and some hygiene items to my name. They not only helped me get my job at Katecho (where I’ve since been promoted three times and am still employed) but Job Rides made sure I got there every day. Even arranged a pickup for me at my apartment when I moved out of the facility on my own. I’ve accomplished a lot since my release in August. I’ve purchased a new car, am going back to school to further my career at Katecho as an engineer, and just got approved for a mortgage to buy my first home. I’ll never forget the morning rides with all the incredible staff at Job Rides. Thank you so much for this second chance at life! I will definitely be making the most of it! I just wanted you all to know what a big difference you’re making out here. Keep up the amazing work!