The Prison Society is hiring their first ever first-ever Regional Organizer for Eastern Pennsylvania to help lead their crucial work keeping people in prison safe, healthy, and treated with dignity. From Scranton to Philadelphia, this person will make a difference in countless lives and work for systemic change. They are looking for someone with two or more years of volunteer management, organizing, or similar experience. Though not required, an ideal candidate comes from
The Philadelphia Inquirer: Anna Orso | June 10, 2022 (TNS) — It was her daughter’s prom weekend, and Kendra Brooks had finally sat down to relax on Saturday night. Then her phone started dinging. Shots fired. South Street. A crowd of hundreds. A dozen people hit. Maybe more. Panic set in. Are the kids safe? Brooks, an at-large City Council member, learned quickly that her two teenagers were fine — in other parts of the city. But that pang of terror she felt when a mass shooti
The Christian Science Monitor: Dave Collins | June 6, 2022 David Harrington spent a tense eight months in a Philadelphia jail when he was a teenager – the result of a robbery charge in 2014 that automatically sent his case to the adult court system under state law. Only 16 at the time, he said he got into fights and spent time in isolation. He missed his sophomore year in high school and the birth of his child. He was facing five to 10 years in prison. He was on a path, he sa
Inside-Out is coordinating college courses at no cost for justice involved and formerly incarcerated men and women. Registration is open for fall and there are three classes being offered: 2 with Arcadia University and 1 with Temple University. All of the classes are online via zoom. Students successfully completing the course(s) will receive college credit or CEUs- continuing education credits. Please share the attached flier. Anyone interested can contact John Pace from Ins
The Sun Newspapers: Christine Harkinson | May 31, 2022 Sanctuary Foundation for Veterans (SF4V) is a nonprofit whose mission is to make sure all veterans and their families have the help and resources they need to be self-sufficient, by providing support services that include housing and mental-health treatment. Its founder and CEO, LaShaunda Carter, started the foundation after working in the medical field for more than 17 years. “When (Barack) Obama became president, he put
Afro Tech: Josh Rodgers | May 31, 2022 Philadelphia area job seekers will have the opportunity to get a bag while leveling up their careers. REFORM Alliance and Hire! Philly will host the “REFORM Alliance Philadelphia Job Fair” at the Wells Fargo Center on Thursday, June 9. While this job fair aims to get people employed, the more profound mission is to help revitalize Philadelphia’s workforce and economy. Making Progress In The City The job fair is scheduled to run from 10:0
We’re pleased to let you know we have a posting for a Gas Mechanic Apprentice. This is a great entry level opportunity. Those interested should: Be at least 18 years of age Possess a driver’s license with a clean driving record Pass a mathematical/mechanical test (CAST test) Pass a drug screen (including marijuana) and pass subsequent tests while employed Pass a background check (those with prior occurrences can apply; evaluated on a case by case basis) Please have candidates
PF is offering a High School Summer Pass™ that's just for teens 14 - 19. Teens under 18 can sign up with a parent/guardian (online or in-club) from May 16 - August 31. If you sign up, you’ll be entered for a chance to win a $500 scholarship. To sign up, click here.