New York Cares is the largest volunteer network in New York City. The organization partners with nearly 1,300 nonprofits and schools across all 5 boroughs, runs 1,600 volunteer-led projects every month, and serves more than 500,000 New Yorkers in need each year. The Reisenbach Foundation is proud to support New York Cares’ Career Preparation for Formerly Incarcerated Adults.
Following incarceration, individuals experience significant obstacles to reintegrating themselves into the community, and subsequently reentering the workforce. Without the financial and social stability of a job, many former inmates face poverty, homelessness, and ultimately, recidivism. A full year after their release, 60% of formerly incarcerated adults are still unemployed.
Career Preparation for Formerly Incarcerated Adults at New York Cares works with 1,500 former inmates to address their critical need for access to employment, which in turn allows for reintegration into their neighborhoods, homes and families. This program also offers educational and enrichment programs for children whose parents have been incarcerated.
Learn more about New York Cares and their high impact volunteer programming that impacts hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers every year, by visiting their website: www.newyorkcares.org.
Please click here to support New York Cares and our other grantee partners working in service of a Safer and Better NYC!