ABOUT THE PODCOD PROGRAM

“Promise of work is a gift for life.”

PODCOD (Promise of Dignity through Career Opportunity Development) program aims to empower dignified lives through career development. The program is fully in alignment with the Four Cornerstones

The program is aligned with the established four cornerstones:

Foundational

Career development builds the foundation for lifelong success

Perpetual and Self- Enduring

Strict adherence to established goals perpetuates success

Growth- Accommodating

Participants are required to payback in kind, propelling growth

Collaborative

Individuals and organization collaborate as mentors, trainers, educators, Etc.

HOW IT WORKS

For many people adverse life circumstances and/or socio economic constraints impede chances to make a sustainable dignified living and to become productive and proud members of the community. AyZar Outreach’s PODCOD Program strives to reverse that trend one person at a time. program leverages a network of partners to that end with the promise that they will give back to the cause once they reach their initial career goals.

Once admitted, participants will go through a series of evaluations leading to a personalized program investing in an optimum combination of the four pillars of successful career development:

Vocational & Academic Programs

Internship & Externship Programs

Mentorship

Networking

Each personalized program acts as a contract between AyZar Outreach and the participant and contains deliverables and timeline as well as payback commitment on ways and means the member plans on contributing back to the cause. While payback approach and methodology are customized, much the same way the program itself is for each participant, common ways a participant can pay back are through assisting in the operation of the organization either during the program and/or beyond, providing job training when an expert, or becoming a mentor to other participants when established in a career.

APPLICATION

Participants qualify for the PODCOD program if:

  • Have a positive mindset with a zest for learning and self-development, with strong determination to make it against all odds and eager to put in the hard work needed
  • Are economically challenged with a Household Income under $45,000 per year (Based on a 2-person HH)
  • Are 18 years of age or older
  • Take required assessments tests
  • Posses basic English language skills and committed to learn it to fluency through all available options (i.e. enroll in courses, seek out ways to practice conversational English, engage in reading and reporting on books, etc.)
  • Available to enroll in various academic and training program needed in the desired field
  • Are available to participate in the program for 3-6 months at 16-32 hours per week (For intern participants only)
  • Have a willingness to give back to the PODCOD program and AyZar Outreach community once they’ve reached their initial career goals
PUTTING THINGS IN PERSPECTIVE
  1. It’s not what you achieve, it’s what you overcome. That’s what defines your career.” (Carlton Fisk)

  2. Find out what you like doing best and get someone to pay you for doing it.” (Katherine Whitehorn)

  3. The best way to predict the future is to create it.” (Abraham Lincoln)

  4. Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” (Thomas A. Edison)

  5. “Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.” (General George Patton)

  6. “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” (Albert Einstein)

  7.  “Don’t try chasing money, rather try your very best and money will follow.” (AyZar)

  8.  “Success is when we learn from our failure.” (AyZar)

  9.  “Pursue the possible, and achieve the impossible.” (Alan Trinh)

CONTACT US

714-662-2799

ayzaroutreach@ayzardev.com