BRINGING THE DIGNITY OF WORK TO EVERY ABLE AND WILLING INDIVIDUAL
COMING OUT OF PRISON, KEVIN WAS LOOKING FOR MORE THAN A JOB
With roadblocks at every crossroad, Kevin was simply looking for someone to give him a chance. His story is an inspirational reminder of how important work is to our self-worth.
In Georgia there has been a reduction in the rate of ex-offenders returning to prison. In the most recent report from the Georgia Department of Corrections, 25.3 percent of those released from all facilities (private, state, inmate boot camps, county, transition...
Our first Breakthrough event was a huge success as we gathered to discuss the impact reentry and second chances programs had on our communities. Check out all of the latest video and presentations from the event.
Nicole had high hopes when she moved her family from a rural area in south Georgia to Henry County in the Atlanta metro. The cost of living went up, but the job opportunities were more plentiful and paid much better: She went from making $25,000 a year to over $35,000...
TRUTH GRAF FOUND HER VOICE AND BECAME A CHAMPION FOR PRISON REFORM
MARKETING YOURSELF: GET YOUR DREAM JOB
COLUMBUS, GA | Free Online and In-Person Training
The training includes discovering what employers care about, mastering interviews, showing your strengths, and dressing for success.
THE CHANGING COVID WORKFORCE
COLUMBUS, GA | Business Training Sessions
Watch discussions featuring leaders from the Columbus-area sharing expertise on how to adapt to the changing work environment during and after the pandemic.
Exploring ways to break the cycle of poverty passed from generation-to-generation.
A review of the welfare cliffs that exist in the southeast of the United States and how legislatures can identify where cliffs exist in their state.
Dr. Lerman’s most recent report, focuses on Georgia’s Youth Apprenticeship program, created in the mid 1990s with fewer than 400 student participants. Today, the program has grown to more than 3,000 students in nearly 350 schools across the state.
Part 1 of 3 in a report on systemic welfare. This report demonstrates how the current system does not meet these assumptions and points to the need for reform.
Part 2 of 3 in a report on systemic welfare. In this report we explore the new system as we imagine it could be, give guiding principles, provide a general framework for how the reformed system can function, and establish preliminary steps needed to implement the vision.
Part 3 of 3 in a report on systemic welfare. In the final report we present a structure Georgia’s governor and executive agencies could adopt to effectively and in relatively short order implement a reformed system.
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