The Philadelphia Tribune: Ayana Jones - August 28, 2020 A new initiative aims to help formerly incarcerated individuals transition back into the community and secure employment. The Urban League of Philadelphia has launched Out4Good, a four-week comprehensive program that offers skills development, workforce readiness, job training and placement for people with criminal records. The effort comes as African Americans represent nearly 37% of those incarcerated in Pennsylvania.
PowerCorps' Updated Recruitment One-Pager PowerCorpsPHL Application Details: Accepting people on a rolling basis through the end of September with the first round of applications due September 6th for the earliest start date of September 21st. Offering partners the option to set up an in-person, small group info session that they are willing to host so that candidates can meet their staff and apply on the spot. They've found this most effective during the pandemic as digital
Join PRC for part one of a two- part training series on putting racial equity into practice in Philadelphia’s criminal justice system, facilitated by the Office of Criminal Justice. Part 1 will provide an overview of the policies, trends, and cultural narratives that created a racialized system of mass incarceration in Philadelphia and across the country. This training will give attendees the historical foundation needed to unpack structural racism in Philadelphia - and to st
First, while SCIs remain closed to in-person visitors, some county jails have begun to allow no-contact visits again. They’ve heard from at least six jails that are doing this with certain restrictions to minimize the risk of coronavirus infection. They include Cumberland County Prison and Armstrong County Jail, which have remained free of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic, and the jail in Bradford County, where the positivity rate for COVID-19 tests is currently l
Lenfest North Philadelphia Workforce Initiative connects organizations, employers and community job seekers. This system has the ability to prepare and refer participants to paid training programs. This workshops series will introduce you to resources, available training, online learning and employment opportunities. The NOW workshops prepares community job seekers with skills and information necessary to effectively meet the requirements for employment, personal growth and p
This Monday, Urban Creators launched their new website, as well as a series of resource lists for individuals, families, educators, and activists. Urban Creators is a platform for radical and collaborative imagination. Since 2010 they have used food, art, and education as tools to nurture resilience and self-determination in our neighborhood. Now, they are supporting the emergence of a new generation of Urban Creators by cooperatively incubating and investing in local busines
Mic: Ray Levy-Uyeda: August 17, 2020 On Monday evening, as Americans tune in to watch the first night of the Democratic National Convention, about 2 million people likely won't be able to watch at all, because they're incarcerated. And in addition to lacking the ability to see the hopeful leaders of the country speak their intentions, many incarcerated folks won't be able to vote either. But this year, in a historic first, formerly incarcerated people will have their voices h
The City of Philadelphia is distributing mail-in ballot guides and postcards to organizations and people serving communities historically underrepresented in voting; available for pick up or drop off. To request this resource, fill out this quick survey from the Office of Immigrant Affairs. In it, you'll specify how many you'd like. You will be asked to choose between two options: Option 1: The City of Philadelphia can provide you with postcards directing voters to the online