Training and Vocational Education courses are provided for our residents and we will work closely with Local Governmental Agencies to ensure that those seeking a license in areas such as Cosmetology etc. are afforded the opportunity free of bias.
Our initial training programs includeS the following:
We have partnered with Chef’s, Restaurant Owners, and Culinary Schools to assist our residents in obtaining the skills necessary for securing licensure in Culinary Arts. Our residents also have access to prepare their own meals on site, in a state of the art kitchen that is also be used for teaching purposes.
We conduct Workforce development workshops where we teach our residents essential office skills such as: Typing, Data entry, Filing, Computer software i.e. Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel etc. Residents are provided trainings on resume building and interviewing techniques.
We teach our residents the basics of managing resources and creating budgets, credit building and repairing of credit. Entrepreneurial workshops are also be conducted on and off site.
Residents are allowed to share their goals in becoming business owners and through the assistance and resources from donors the post incarcerated individuals, Veterans and Victim of Domestic Violence have the opportunity to become future business owners and we believe this will contribute to reduction rate of recidivism.
Resources are provided to our residents that enables them to pursue their education, explore grants and scholarships available to them. We provide them with assistance in applying for the such grants and/or scholarships.
We also provide Aid to children of our residents up to 16 years old for school supplies, after school programs, camps, prom and graduation expenses in addition to their educational needs as needed.