New program provides workforce training for returning citizens

Program gives formerly incarcerated second chance

A group of 22 formerly incarcerated individuals are gearing up to re-enter the workforce. The group was the first cohort to graduate from the UpLift Workforce Solutions program, an initiative designed to create employment opportunities for returning citizens in the Philadelphia regions.

Rescue dogs for veterans help comfort inmates who train them

Camden County inmates train rescue dogs as companions for veterans

A few nonviolent offenders in the Camden County Jail recently got new cellmates: rescue dogs. An initiative by the Camden County Freeholders, the county Department of Corrections, and One Love Animal Rescue is enlisting inmates to train rescue dogs that will eventually be given to combat veterans as companion animals.

Program helps people returning from prison find life-changing carpentry jobs

Furnishing A Future With Woodworker Steven Greenberg

It took Steven Greenberg four decades-from high school shop class through a long business career as an executive trainer-to follow his calling as a woodworker, designing and crafting bespoke furniture. But it wasn’t until last August that he found his true passion: Passing on that love of woodworking to Philadelphians looking for a way into the workforce.