The Restorative Cities Initiative TM (RCI) is a process, a movement to help restore hope, unity, compassion, and connectedness to Philadelphia communities experiencing trauma and other adverse life events RCI trains and supports community stakeholders in addressing needs and resolving conflicts. Community stakeholders include neighbors, block captains, organizations, community leaders, police, businesses, clergy, schools, any and every one that lives, funds, serves, or suppor
PHILLY TRUCE, the non-profit behind the PHILLY TRUCE APP, will begin training Mediators to respond to potentially violent conflicts across the city. The app, which launches May 1, 2021, puts Philadelphians with knowledge of potentially violent conflicts in direct contact 24/7 with trained mediators. It is designed to empower the Philadelphians most affected by gun violence to give and receive community support around nonviolent conflict resolution. Starting March 13th, 2021 t
Employees of FAMM are deeply motivated to help fight the injustice and burden of mandatory minimum sentencing. The work is meaningful and the impact is profound. Whether you work as a paid full-time staff member or volunteer at one of our events, your contributions will help us to achieve our mission. State Policy Director — Pennsylvania FAMM is a growing national, nonpartisan, nonprofit criminal justice reform organization in Washington, DC. Founded in 1991, FAMM works to re
For the Specialist for Research and Public Programming position we are looking for folks who enjoy research and writing to contribute to our exhibitions and Searchlight lecture series among other public programs. And, for the Supervisor for Education and Partnerships position we are looking for folks who love public speaking, and who will join the Education team in developing an expanded reentry fellowship that builds on Eastern State’s commitment to fair-chance hiring.
Join Petey Greene on Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 3 PM EST to learn from recently released people, prison educators, and reentry organizations as they talk about how Covid-19 has impacted incarcerated people and the educational services they receive. Their panelists, Nicole Guyette, Richard Gonzalez, Norma Dhanaraj, Allan Wachendorfer, and Michael Butler, along with moderator, Anthony Landers will help us to understand: The spread of the virus in carceral facilities The shutdo
The City of Philadelphia's Division of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) will conduct a hearing to provide the residents of Philadelphia with an opportunity to comment on neighborhood housing and community development needs and the 2020 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER), which covers all activities completed or in progress during the period July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020. Residents are also invited to comment on neighborhood housing and comm
The Phoenix offers a sober active community for those in recovery from a substance use disorder and those who choose to live a sober life. All events are free to anyone with a minimum of 48 hours sobriety. The classes have community time following each class. Visit thephoenix.org for more information.
The Skills Forward Initiative is a partnership between Philadelphia Works, Accenture, the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia, and Graduate! Philadelphia. These groups have come together to provide training and support that will enable job seekers in Philadelphia to make successful career transitions.
Skills Forward starts with online training programs designed to help entry-level job seekers fine tune their skills through courses in specialized career-tracks and
The Guild is a paid apprenticeship that gives people impacted by the justice system the opportunity to develop job skills, reconnect with their community, and begin to heal through the arts. The women's track is a new opportunity from Mural Arts Philadelphia's Restorative Justice department: an arts and wellness-focused, paid reentry program for women. The program will serve the unique needs of returning women and their families, including both personal and professional devel