fresh start job program


Fresh Start is a job search assistance ministry. The program is designed to aid job seekers by identifying client skills and interests, assisting with resume and interview advice and connecting them to appropriate job listings and career training opportunities.


Fresh Start maintains an office in the CCC administration building (115 North 13th Street, Leesburg). The office has two computers available for clients to use for resume development. The office is staffed by job counselors Monday - Thursday from 8:30 am to 11:30 am.


Fresh Start Ministry began in 2008 when the National and Central Florida economies had taken a major downturn and unemployment reached historical heights. The ministry leaders rolled up their sleeves and got to work helping those in our area who had suffered layoffs and job terminations due to difficult economic conditions. Fresh Start currently has 100 active clients.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Counsel with those searching for a job

  • Assist with resume building

  • Contact local businesses for job leads

  • Regularly contact clients with job opportunities matching their individual skill sets

  • Partner financially to help a client develop a resume, give job skill training or provide a seminar to equip job seekers via donations to the Christian Care Center


The Fresh Start staff consists of six volunteer positions:

  • Director: oversees all operations of Fresh start, its programs and facilities

  • Counselors: assist clients with all program services

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Program Details

Many job seekers find themselves faced with challenges, including layoffs and terminations. Job seekers meet with Fresh Start counselors who assess their education, skill set and personal interests, to help them decide what types of positions would best suit each individual. They offer assistance with improving resumes, sharpening interviewing skills and presenting a professional appearance.

Counselors then connect clients with community agencies to help them build resumes, find job leads and select jobs best suited to their knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Several GED Preparatory Classes are help on campus to prepare clients to pass the GED Tests.

They connect clients with seminars/webinars designed to give job seekers tools to more effectively market themselves and their skills.


Fresh Start maintains a comprehensive job search website with articles on employment search topics, links to job search websites, local resources, assessment tools and advice for job seekers.

Fresh Start Counselors also help job seekers with troubled backgrounds by connecting them with Federal Bonding Programs and Sealing and Expunging Programs to help them overcome criminal records.

Ken bragg

Director | Fresh Start Job Program

Ken was founding director and chief administrative officer for the Lake County Vocational Technical Center and the Kenneth A. Bragg Public Safety Complex which established training programs in over forty occupational areas. He has provided four decades of service to Lake County's education and business community and has had significant impact on state and national education and economic development programs. Ken and Sure, his wife of 56 years, have two daughters. They each hold Master's degrees from Western Kentucky University.

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Christian Care Center

115 N. 13th St.
Leesburg, FL 34748

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