Rejoining the workforce is an important part of reentry after incarceration. Not only does it reduce recidivism, but it fosters independence, deepens confidence, and creates ties to the community. We know that systems-impacted individuals are talented and capable individuals, whose flourishing is harmed by systemic discrimination. We are working with regional employers and educational institutions to reverse this discrimination and create a prison to college and career pipeline.
Every social movement needs its
We know that knowledge is power. Education matters because it enables us to recognize how our experiences are connected. Knowledge of our social structures and histories enables us to better organize for purposes of social justice, gainful employment, and personal fulfillment. This is why we offer educational services from trainings and workshops to assistance working towards your high school GED or college diploma. For more information:
We know that you are
We know you dream of a better life. You seek to build a better future for you and your community. No matter the career—construction worker, lawyer, politician, social worker, teacher, or something else entirely—you have the desire, talent, and work ethic to succeed. This is why we offer employment services from resume building and mock interviewing to career coaching and training opportunities. For more information:
We know you are an asset for
We know that you deserve meaningful employment. Federal and state governments and large and small employers are increasingly recognizing this as well. Meaningful changes are being made to recruitment and hiring practices, from laws banning pre-job offer background checks to outreach programs designed to recruit overlooked and excluded communities. This is why we work with area employers to develop pathways to meaningful employment. Employers seeking more information or looking for recruitment and partnership opportunities:
“I didn’t know how I was going to do it. But I knew I was going to do it.”