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February 28, 2020

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Mayor Kenney created the City’s first Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, (“CDIEO”), and created the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). A primary duty of the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is to make recommendation...

February 28, 2020

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Neighborhood Resource Centers: Philadelphia is launching a citywide network of Neighborhood Resource Centers (NRCs), replicating a successful national model that seeks to reduce recidivism and incarceration rates while also providing services to justi...

February 28, 2020

Samantha Melamed - February 27, 2020

Sentenced to prison as a teenager, Abd’allah Lateef lost his right to vote for the 31 years he spent in a state prison in rural Greene County, more than 300 miles from home. But he was counted in the U.S. census as a resident of that...

February 28, 2020

Philly SHRM Webinar

There is a disconnect between regional job vacancies and skilled labor who can fill those jobs. (otherwise known as the skill gap). Many companies have begun tapping into new populations of talents including returning citizens (formerly incarcerated)...

The Institute for Community Justice is beginning a Family Reunification program.

This program will consist of free weekly family mediation sessions that last five weeks for people in re-entry and their chosen family (can be any important person that has been supportiv...

February 27, 2020

Transformation Yoga Project is excited to announce the dates for our next 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training at State Correctional Institute - Chester, located in Chester, PA.

This is a unique opportunity to learn alongside people who are currently incarcerated within Penn...

February 27, 2020

Applications are open for the next manufacturing boot camp sponsored by the Southeastern PA Manufacturing Alliance and held at PA CareerLink® Philadelphia Suburban Station. 

The 7-week program meets from 7:30am-11:30am M-F from April 6-May 22.  

An application proc...

February 27, 2020

Samantha Melamed - February 26, 2020

When Naomi Blount was sentenced to the State Correctional Institution Muncy in 1982, there were maybe 300 or 400 women there, and she had a cell to herself.

“Then as the years passed by and the population stated growing, that’s when t...

February 25, 2020

Alyn E Waller and Andrea E. Custis

Six months before his assassination, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke to a group of students at Barratt Junior High School in South Philadelphia. He advised, “Don’t allow anybody to make you feel like you are nobody. Always feel that y...

February 25, 2020

The US Supreme Court ruled to allow implementation of the Department of Homeland Security’s new public charge rule.  Starting February 24, 2020, the new public charge rule will be used to make public charge determinations in the U.S. But many immigrants can still recei...

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