The Philadelphia Reentry Coalition is made up of 109 organizations, which includes local, state, and federal government agencies, community-based service providers, researchers, advocates, returning citizens, faith-based groups. The PRC brings reentry partners together to increase collaboration, reduce duplication, align existing efforts and strengthen stakeholders’ capacity to improve their reentry programs, so that all returning citizens in Philadelphia have access to the resources they need to thrive. The Coalition is managed by the Office of Criminal Justice, in the City of Philadelphia Managing Director’s Office. With the guidance of a steering committee representing executive leadership from the aforementioned partners, the Coalition is now in the fourth year of implementation of Home for Good, our 5-year collective action plan to reduce recidivism in Philadelphia. More information about the Reentry Coalition is available on our website.
We are currently seeking a dedicated individual to help us make the Reentry Coalition’s third annual participation in Philadelphia’s Reentry Month (June) the best yet. Reentry Month is an opportunity to bring awareness and attention to the ways that reentry affects Philadelphians. The first year that the Coalition celebrated Reentry Month, we organized an art exhibit in City Hall, and a few other exciting events. Last year, Reentry Month returned with a robust calendar of events and the first ever Reentry Celebration and Awards Ceremony (!).
Over the course of the 2019 Spring Semester, the Reentry Month Coordinator will be responsible for planning and implementing Reentry Month 2019, working closely with Reentry Coalition staff, leadership, and members. The only component of Reentry Month 2019 that is already confirmed is a second Reentry Celebration and Awards Ceremony. There are many opportunities to improve the Celebration and Awards Ceremony, and even more possibilities for making the most of the full month. Examples of the Reentry Month Coordinator’s additional objectives could include additional events, engaging different audiences, increased media and press attention to reentry, expanded public education opportunities, clothing or food drives for member organizations, and any other proposals that we can develop and effectuate.
Candidates should be organized, self-motivated, comfortable taking initiative, and have strong written and communication skills. Upperclassmen or graduate students preferred.
Schedule and Logistics:
2-4 hours a week from January or February through March, 5-7 hours a week April through May (or June if possible), with expectation of checking email daily.
The Reentry Month Coordinator will work remotely, however, they should also be available for occasional in-person meetings.
This is an unpaid internship, but an excellent opportunity to work with many of the organizations and agencies focused on reentry in Philadelphia.
Please submit your resume and a short cover letter to Nia Kaudo, firstname.lastname@example.org, by November 30, 2018.