The Hawk Newspaper: Megan Hayes | March 30, 2022 A vibrant purple building near the beginning of Manayunk’s Main street, The Volstead by Unity is the newest addition to the lively town, having opened earlier this month. But The Volstead is unique, and not just for its 100% vegan menu and alcohol-free bar. The Volstead has four goals, according to their website: sustainability, wellness, community and social investment. The vegan dishes are a pledge to “long-term ecosystem sus
The final session of Everyday Skills with Microsoft on April 12th! The final session “Rock Your LinkedIn Profile” allows customers to take what they’ve learned through the series and apply it to create or improve their LinkedIn profile (Microsoft owns LinkedIn). But first, PA CareerLink would like to extend an opportunity for customers to receive free professional headshots by photographer Albert Yee.
Information from HUD: As HUD looks to determine ways that the department can address the housing needs of formerly incarcerated and individuals with criminal histories, we are organizing upcoming virtual listening sessions with stakeholders to receive critical input on this topic.
HUD would like to hear from housing providers, organizations that assist formerly incarcerated people, and current residents of HUD-assisted housing. We hope that you – or a designated representati
April 18 is the deadline to file a tax return or file for an extension for most taxpayers. That means you have a little less than three weeks left to encourage Philadelphians in need to claim their money.
Three important tax credit expansions have provided individuals and families with a historic opportunity to boost their refund and reduce poverty: Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC): The EITC was recently increased and expanded to people not raising children between 19-24 and
In recognition of Second Chance Month in April, we’ll consider teachers, educators, faculty, staff, and most importantly students, who work or live in the correctional and reentry settings who are making a difference in helping to educate, train, and prepare justice involved individuals for their journey after incarceration. In this discussion, we will identify teachers, administrators, and students doing great work in the correctional and reentry field and explore how we can
Note: PRC encourages the use of person first language whenever possible in referring to people with justice involvement, and people in general. To learn more, click here. Penn Today: Kristen de Groot | March 28, 2022 When Penn 2021 graduates Carson Eckhard, Natalia Rommen, and Sarah Simon set up a program called Project HOPE, they wanted to tackle wrongful convictions and help inmates prepare to reenter society upon release. In the year since it got underway, and backed by su
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The Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site is currently hiring for a new part-time position on the Education and Tour Programs management team – Supervisor of Evening Education Programs. This leadership role will focus on partner and guided programming at Night Tours and will be part of the senior management team responsible for planning and operating Halloween Nights. Full details here and in the above attachment. Applications are available in-person at Eastern State, and
Tribune Staff Writer: Brian Saunders | March 28, 2022 Kareem Walton began to speak on a conference call, recalling a moment that changed his life. Walton was a part of a diversion program, The Choice is Yours, through JEVS Human Services. He stopped to get some food on a particular afternoon, making him late for the program. While Walton showed up, he was not taking the program seriously. That’s when Nigel Bowe, Director of Diversion and Re-entry at JEVS, scolded him for bein
WHYY PBS: Raquel Perez | March 27, 2022 According to the EPA, Americans generated 2.7 million tons of consumer electronics waste in 2018. The world produces 50 million tons of e-waste each year. Only 20% of that waste is recycled, with the remaining waste going to landfills. People Advancing Reintegration, known as PAR-Recycle Works, is a nonprofit organization trying to change those recycling rates — as well as the rate of the formerly incarcerated who end up back in prison.