Largest Annual Citywide Job Fair for Adult Job Seekers – May 16

February 5, 2019 - PHENND WHAT: Temple University will host its 13th annual Neighborhood Job Fair, the LARGEST citywide job fair in Philadelphia! The Annual Neighborhood Job Fair has gained widespread popularity over the past decade as it appeals to thousands of job seeking candidates throughout the Greater Philadelphia area. WHEN: Thursday, May 16, 2019, 9am-1pm LOCATION: STAR Complex, 1816 North 15th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19121 (corner of 15th & Montgomery Avenue). Each year, thousands of adult job seekers, recent college graduates, U.S. veterans, and trade-skill professionals attend this massive employment event. Participants are encouraged to dress in business attire, bring multiple

Media Justice Fellowship Pitch Event: "We are the Criminal Justice Reporters You Need"

"We, the Media Justice fellows are artists, activists, advocates, story tellers and journalists dedicated to making a difference" This is the beginning of the vision statement the Reentry Think Tank's new Media Justice Fellows recited during their Pitch Event on April 24th. The event, which took place in the Philadelphia Inquirer Building, invited editors and journalists from Philadelphia's numerous media outlets to meet with the fellows, hear about their lives and story ideas, and provide feedback to help them craft their stories. Over a dozen were in in attendance to give guidance to the Think Tank's emerging journalists. The fellows are Anthony Hirschbuhl, Sheila Michael, Joseph Schwartz,

Inmates earn HVAC certification for successful reentry

APRIL 29, 2019, by Melina Druga - Pennsylvania Business Report Nine of Pennsylvania’s 25 prisons offer inmates heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) training and the opportunity to earn National Center for Construction Education & Research certificates. The training is offered through the Department of Corrections’ (DOC) Bureau of Correction Education. “Every year the DOC releases 19,000 individuals back into their communities following incarceration,” Corrections Secretary John Wetzel said. “While these individuals are committed to our care and custody, we work to provide them with a variety of educational and vocational programs to teach them skills that they can use after incar

The Petey Greene Program is Hiring!

Regional Manager, The Petey Greene Program in Philadelphia Application Deadline May 24, 2019 Start Date July 1, 2019 Salary $45,000 - $55,000 About the Organization The Petey Greene Program supplements educational programming in prisons, jails, detention centers, and youth prisons by providing free, quality tutoring to incarcerated people. They work to promote academic achievement in prison Benefits Health, dental and vision insurance, short and long-term disability, excellent parental leave and vacation packages. Details at a glance Remote Possible Full Time Schedule How To Apply Please email including Philadelphia Regio

Women In Reentry Day is May 14th!

SAVE THE DATE! Stand in Solidarity with Women In Reentry Join the People's Paper Co-Op for the 3rd annual Women in Reentry Day which is being organized by a group of powerhouses, the spring 2019 Women in Reentry Advocacy Fellows at the People's Paper Co-op! What is Women in Reentry Day? This spring, in collaboration with the Philadelphia Community Bail Fund, the women at the PPC are organizing pop-up exhibits, campaigns, and events to help raise awareness and funds to help bail out black mothers and caregivers for mothers day. After Mother's Day, Join us Tuesday, May 14th in the center of Philadelphia's City Hall (1400 JFK BLVD) to celebrate the bail out, hear from amazing women helping to l

PEN America Accepting Applications for Writing for Justice Fellowships

April 16, 2019 - PHENND PEN America Accepting Applications for Writing for Justice Fellowships Founded in 1922, PEN America champions the freedom to write, recognizes the power of the word to transform the world, and works to unite writers and their allies to celebrate creative expression and defend the liberties that make it possible. To that end, the organization is accepting applications for the PEN America Writing for Justice Fellowship, which seeks to harness the power of writers and writing in being witness to the societal consequences of mass incarceration by capturing and sharing the stories of incarcerated individuals, their families, communities, and the wider impact of the crimina

Register for today's Webinar: Promoting Your Reentry Work During Second Chance Month

Hosted by the National Reentry Resource Center and JustLeadershipUSA, with funding support from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance As reentry practitioners and justice advocates have been celebrating Second Chance Month for the past two weeks, social media has been buzzing with organizations highlighting their efforts to help people transitioning from incarceration back into the community. We want you to be involved, too. Have you joined in to celebrate your work? If you’re having trouble getting started, the National Reentry Resource Center and JustLeadershipUSA are hosting a joint webinar about ways to promote your reentry work as well as to explain the resourc

Theater review: The Philadelphia Theatre's 'How to Catch Creation' is captivating

March 29, 2019, Fred Burd - The Reporter It is such a pleasure to go to the theater and see a new work that is smart, compassionate, deep, entertaining, and riveting. Philadelphia Theatre has such a play now in its new show, “How to Catch Creation.” Having played first in Chicago this winter, it is making its East Coast premiere. It’s a play not to be missed. Six African-American characters act and interact with each other and with their pasts as they try to figure out their futures. It is captivating! One is Griffin who has only been free for a year, after serving a 25-year sentence before he was finally exonerated of a crime he did not commit. He wants one thing in life — to have a child o

CLS is hiring a Special Project Coordinator

Community Legal Services, Inc. of Philadelphia is a non-profit public interest agency providing free civil legal services to low-income Philadelphia residents. As the largest provider of free civil legal services in the Philadelphia area, CLS is both locally and nationally renowned as a premier legal services provider dedicated to ensuring access to justice for all low-income individuals and communities. CLS has eight legal units covering a wide range of civil legal services. The Employment Unit, located at our 1424 Chestnut Street office, represents clients with employment-related problems, including tackling barriers to employment, seeking unpaid wages, and preserving jobs. CLS is seeki

Funding Opportunity: Second Chance Act Comprehensive Community-based Adult Reentry Program

Second Chance Act Comprehensive Community-based Adult Reentry Program The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs, (OJP) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is seeking applications for funding under the Second Chance Act to provide grants to nonprofit organizations and Indian tribes to provide reentry services and programs. This program furthers the Department’s mission to reduce recidivism and combat violence by facilitating the successful reintegration of former offenders or individuals returning from incarceration. Eligibility: Eligible applicants are limited to nonprofit organizations (including tribal nonprofit organizations) with a documented history of providing co

Funding Opportunities: Key to Community Grantmaking

Nothing is more important than building stronger communities. That’s why in 2019 the Philadelphia Foundation is launching a $1 million first-of-its-kind public grantmaking initiative in Philadelphia, entitled the Key to Community Grants. Its goal is to accelerate impact and strengthen connections among people and important community causes during and beyond the Foundation’s centennial year. We invite regional nonprofits to submit their most innovative, daring and life-changing ideas. After initial vetting by an expert committee, voting will open to the public, with the Philadelphia Foundation inviting Philadelphians in the seven-county area to award first, second and third place to area nonp

Join the 2019 Faith and Spiritual Affairs Health Justice Conference!

Building a Movement Toward Community Health, Healing and Justice The 2019 Faith and Spiritual Affairs / Health Justice Conference will be held on Friday, April 26, 2019 and co-hosted by the Philadelphia Department of Public Health and the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services. The goal of this conference is to creatively build a movement for health justice in Philadelphia, highlighting the intersections of mental, physical, spiritual and community health. Read more and register here!

Register Now: Good Food For All Conference

The Free Library invites you to the Parkway Central Library for the fifth annual Good Food For All Conference, a gathering of people who are facing and fighting food insecurity in Philadelphia. Live food demonstrations, workshops... and more! Learn about youth-led programs, equitable food systems, and more. We welcome people who are SNAP eligible, hunger fighters, food educators, and advocates for food access to share in robust conversations, food demos, and more. Register today! All categories of tickets include a choice of 12 sessions, lunch, keynote address, and raffles. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. Register and read more here!

Register Now: 2019 AL DÍA 18th Annual Philadelphia Diverse City Career Fair

"Here at AL DIA, we’ve put our passion for building, thriving, multicultural communities to work by developing the city’s first career fair focused on workforce equity. For the 18th consecutive year, AL DIA is welcoming partnerships with local companies to connect with the best and brightest diverse talent for a one-stop shop to hire a workforce that truly understands and represents our market. We have a strong history of being the bridge that connects companies to the diverse Latino communities of Greater Philadelphia. We look forward to helping you diversify your talent search, and positioning your company as a leader in the conversation of workforce equity. Admission is free, but registra

PA Harm Reduction Coalition is Hiring!

Since its inception, PAHRC has worked on improving drug policy and reducing the widespread destruction the overdose epidemic has had in Pennsylvania. People who use drugs are a population at risk, and frequently interact with law enforcement. PAHRC has partnered with the Pennsylvania Sheriffs Association to develop and launch a training series aimed at educating the law enforcement community on effective public health responses to the overdose crisis, and to demystify people who use drugs. They also have several other initiatives that their new team members will be working on. These positions have a salary range of $35,000 to $50,000 and the positions come with benefits. Positions: Communit

Philly agencies grapple with a wrongful conviction. Can they learn from their mistakes?

April 9, 2019, Samantha Melamed - The Philadelphia Inquirer In 2012, George Cortez was convicted of murdering Nasif Murray on a street in North Philadelphia and sentenced to life without parole. Then, in 2016, after further investigation pointed to a different shooter, he was exonerated. Cortez was shot dead at age 36, just two months after being released from prison. Now, Philadelphia’s justice agencies — including police, court, prosecutors, and public defenders — are hoping to learn from his case. What went wrong and how to fix it is the subject of a new report by the Philadelphia Event Review Team, a collaboration between those agencies and the University of Pennsylvania’s Quattrone Cent

Kresge Foundation Launches New Funding Opportunity to Improve Housing Affordability, Health Outcomes

April 9, 2019 - PHENND Kresge Foundation Launches New Funding Opportunity to Improve Housing Affordability, Health Outcomes in U.S. Cities With the aim of supporting innovative, community-generated, multi-sectoral solutions that improve health outcomes and housing affordability and quality in communities across the country, the Kresge Foundation’s Health Program has announced a new $2 million funding opportunity to advance health equity through housing. Under this RFP, the foundation seeks to identify and accelerate community-led policy and system changes that reduce displacement, segregation, and gentrification; support innovative funding strategies that better connect housing and health se

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