Supported in part with a grant from the Reisenbach Foundation, New York Cares’ Career Preparation programs provide former prisoners with the knowledge and skills to rejoin the workforce. These initiatives combat the risks– including rearrests and imprisonment — that are associated with underemployment and unemployment. The programs – ranging from resume and cover letter preparation to mock interview trainings – provide 572 formerly incarcerated adults with the skills to obtain employment and succeed in the workforce.
JAR support allows New York Cares to: develop issue-education training focused on how to effectively work with former inmates; expand the Resume and Cover Letter Preparation program to serve 60 additional former inmates; add Financial Literacy programs to educate 30 additional former inmates about money management; plan and manage their existing Career Preparation program for the formerly incarcerated; and purchase program supplies such as calculators and resume portfolios. Thanks to the JAR’s support, New York Cares will be able to improve employment prospects for formerly incarcerated adults, reducing the risk that they will resort to criminal acts and return to prison.
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