Restorative Yoga for Returning Citizens and Community Members - beginning THIS Saturday!

This partnership between Transformation Yoga, Frontline Dads, and TCRC is a FREE weekly yoga program, designed for returning citizens, but it is open to anyone who wants to attend. From Reuben Jones of Frontline Dads: This will be a weekly endeavor to help returning citizens and community activists to de-stress and engage in some self-care in between changing the world. f you are free on Saturday morning and interested, please feel free to drop in. We would love to have you join us (pre-registration is preferred, but walk-ins are welcome). Saturdays @ 10Am, Weekly starting January 20th @The Guild House 711 Spring Garden To register, email

PCCD: Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Single Solicitation Local Initiatives - CJAB Support Requ

The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency released a funding announcement for 2017/2018 Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Single Solicitation Local Initiatives on January 2, 2018. The mandatory e-grants application deadline is March 26, 2018. All applications for Philadelphia-based projects require a Local Jurisdiction Waiver from Philadelphia’s Criminal Justice Advisory Board (CJAB) as part of the application submission. CJAB can only support one application for each of 9 categories outlined in the solicitation. The Philadelphia Criminal Justice Advisory Board Grants subcommittee has developed a new form to make it easier to communicate with organizations interested in CJAB su

Winter Training Series: Part 2

Please click the image of the flyer to be taken to a web version of the flyer, which has links to the trainings' individual Eventbrite pages. Once redirected you can click the individual links on each event to register. If you have difficulties or any questions please email Ashlee Miller at

Year 2 Update on Implementation of Home for Good!

Check out "Home For Good Year 2: Building from our Foundation." This 2-page report summarizes the Reentry Coalition's efforts during the 2nd year of implementation of our collective action plan. We've accomplished a lot together, building our networks and strengthening collaboration. Thank you to all of the Philadelphia Reentry Coalition members, and the Reentry Coalition leadership, for continuing to believe that we can be reduce recidivism more effectively by working together!

New Website and Newsletter Design, New Resources!

We are so excited to share a new design for the Reentry Coalition's website and newsletter, and a facebook page for the Reentry Coalition, that we hope will make it easier for you to share and access resources. We welcome your feedback.

Funding for returning citizens with disabilities to improve employment outcomes

Signature Employment Grants from the Kessler Foundation Grant Concept Deadline: February 18, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. ET StartFragment Grant Concept Acceptance Notification: April 2, 2018 Invited Full Proposal Deadline: June 15, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. ET Grant Approval: December 7, 2018 What We Fund: Signature Employment Grants are awarded nationally to fund new pilot initiatives, demonstration projects, or social ventures that lead to the generation of new ideas to solve the high unemployment and underemployment of individuals with disabilities. Preference is given for interventions that overcome specific employment barriers related to long-term dependence on public assistance or advance competitive e

Reminder: Start Your Surveys So You Can Complete By Feb. 1!

Reentry Coalition members: don't forget to start the Reentry Coalition survey! This is an important opportunity for us to gain more info about resources and services for returning citizens across Philadelphia, so that we can better identify and fill gaps. We really want to make sure all of your programs and services are represented in addition to employment services. Each member organization’s unique link was emailed to one person, so if you didn’t receive it and want to know who from your organization should have received the link, email Ashlee ( or Aviva ( Don’t forget - you’ll get a $25 gift card and entry into a raffle for 2 $450 gift cards

Case Manager, Critical Path Learning Center

Opportunity Type: Jobs FIGHT Program: Education Reports to: Learning Commons Supervisor, Critical Path Learning Center Philadelphia FIGHT Community Health Centers provide culturally-competent comprehensive primary care, and state of the art HIV primary care to low-income members of the community, along with research, consumer education, advocacy, social services, and outreach to people living with HIV and those who are at high risk, including family members, communities with high rates of HIV, formerly incarcerated persons, and young people at risk; and access to the most advanced clinical research in HIV treatment and prevention. The Critical Path Learning Center at Philadelphia FIGHT is an

Re-Entry Specialist - Behavioral Health and Re-Entry Services Division with Volunteers of America De

The employee in this classification shall report to the Re-Entry Coordinator. The employee is responsible for recruitment, information and referral to resources for ex-offenders. This employee is responsible for maintaining contact with clients in the community in an effort to offer support and guidance. This position is responsible for linking clients with needed services to promote employment, treatment, and housing. The employees in this position must have a Bachelors Degree preferably in a Human Services related field or at least 5 years relevant experience. Transferable experience is preferred. Must possess effective written and verbal communication skills, and an ability to interact a

Re-Entry Coordinator - Behavioral Health and Re-Entry Services Division with Volunteers of America D

This position is supervisory in function and is responsible for the coordination of re-entry resources for clients in the Camden County Co-Occurring Reentry Program. This position will be responsible for coordinating treatment, case management, employment readiness, and housing resources to meet the needs of ex-offenders. Master's Degree with 2 years experience in all facets of job related responsibilities or Bachelor's Degree, four years directly related experience, and currently attending an accredited university working toward a Master's Degree in social services. Ability to travel to meetings and trainings away from the worksite. Excellent writing and communication skills. Must be able

Member Feature: Why Not Prosper, Inc.

Why Not Prosper, Inc is a 501 C(3) organization that helps women who were formerly incarcerated transition back into their community. Our mission is to help women from prison systems discover their own strength by providing them with the support and resources that will empower them to become responsible, economically self-sufficient and contributing members of the community. We are strong advocates for women and we are committed to providing programs and services that support women in their re-entry efforts from prison to community. We provide a continuum of programs that includes Pre-Release Mentoring to incarcerated women, residential services at Why Not Prosper House and community service

Dozens spend MLK Day looking for a second chance at a clean record

(Zane Johnson (left) of Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity speaks with Leon Sullivan at a pardon and expungement workshop at Shepard Recreation Center on Monday during MLK Day.) Mensah M. Dean "While thousands of volunteers fanned out across the region Monday to spruce up forlorn places to mark Martin Luther King Day, about 100 people gathered at West Philadelphia’s Shepard Recreation Center to learn how to clean up their own backyards — that is, their criminal records.​" MLK Day gave many the opportunity to get some guidance on how to do just that. At the "Pathways to Pardons Expungement" a three-hour workshop, hosted by State Representative Morgan Cephas and Lt. Governor Mike Stack, in

Quality Assurance Coordinator - Behavioral Health and Reentry Services, Volunteers of America Delawa

"The Quality Assurance Coordinator shall report to the Quality Assurance Director. The successful candidate will be responsible for the coordination of quality assurance efforts in the Developmental Disabilities programs. They will manage the licensing/accreditation process and will be responsible for working on annual provider qualification process, meeting all provider expectations as required by the Administrative Entity and/or the Office of Developmental Programs and Mental Health. This position will serve as the HIPPA compliance manager for the Division. The successful candidate must have a BA degree in social services or High School diploma or equivalent with three years work-relevant

Reentry (WRAP) Program Coordinator

WRAP Program Coordinator Job Description: Home of the Sparrow is a non-profit whose mission is to partner with women facing homelessness to secure housing, achieve long-term stability, and chart new paths for their futures. The organization coordinates five programs to provide housing and supportive services so that women and children in the community have the resources they need to live independently. Housing is only the first step in the path to stability. To create a long-term impact in the lives of vulnerable women and children in our community we strive to provide a holistic solution to economic instability. The WRAP Program Coordinator will work directly with justice-involved participa

Non-profit Training Resource Fund

Eligibility Requirements: Donation Program: Grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded by the TD Charitable Foundation to eligible community-based organizations for employees to attend approved classes/courses that will enhance their job performance, as outlined below. Applications (complete with all required attachments) are accepted on a rolling basis, and the TD Charitable Foundation reviews requests monthly. Notification and payout of awards are usually made in the fourth week of each month. Applicants will be notified of donation status between two to six weeks from their donation application submission. Individual donation amounts: Organizations shall be eligible to receive no more than $1

Workforce Development Coordinator Position with Achievability

Overall Purpose and Objective of Position: The Workforce Development Coordinator will manage and expand ACHIEVEability’s workforce development program, WorkSmart West Philly. The WDC is responsible for engaging participants in all aspects of career planning and development through 1:1 coaching, group workshop facilitation, vocational assessments, skill-building group workshops, and direct connection to employers and training opportunities. Duties and Responsibilities: Participant Coaching  Provide career development and supportive services to individuals who are unemployed or underemployed with: participant employment plans, vocational assessments, job readiness and soft skill development,

Looking for interns? Look no further!

Is your organization looking for interns? Well look no further! Dr. Loury is the faculty liaison for potential criminal justice and social work students at Arcadia University who are in need of internships. The students in need of placement sites are seniors and juniors from the sociology, anthropology and criminal justice departments. The students will be taking the Social Work and Social Advocacy course/Internship in Sociology/Criminal Justice. One of the exciting pieces they have to produce for the semester is a real live grant that can be utilized at their internship site. Programs should be able to host students for 10 hours a week. If you're interested in learning more please refer to

Malcolm Jenkins' Wish List for 2018

"Wish list for 2018 for the state of Pennsylvania: 1. Increase the power of the people. Real change is a result of voices and action. My wish is for Pennsylvanians to step up in record voting numbers for non-major elections, work to gain a better understanding about their elected officials’ positions and reach out to legislators on important issues that impact their neighbors and those without a voice. You can search for your Congressional Rep here. 2. Get reform moving. The role of the District Attorney is an important one. My hope is to see some moves made and promises fulfilled by incoming DA Larry Krasner around criminal justice reform. 3. Pass the Clean Slate Act. In October, my teammat

College of Nursing Lecture: Caring for Incarcerated Women

Caring for Incarcerated Women Thursday, February 22, 5:30 pm Driscoll Hall Auditorium Speaker: Holly Harner, PhD, MBA, MPH, CRNP, WHCNP-BC Associate Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Public Health LaSalle University This event is free and open to the community.

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