The mission of the Employment Resource Center (ERC) is to develop the employability of individuals so they may secure and retain meaningful career paths. The ERC staff supports and encourages individuals to achieve self-sufficiency and an improved overall quality of life. The vision of the ERC is that one day the unemployment rate within its targeted communities will be zero. Stable employment in a community is necessary for the economy in the community to grow and prosper. The St. Sabina ERC initiated and developed in cooperation with the City Colleges of Chicago, Kennedy King College, a unique GED program offering clients continuous enrollment dates. Clients who enroll in the GED program can begin classes immediately. Attrition rates between enrollment and class start dates are significantly reduced.