Category: vocational training

Apply Now: Boulware Foundation Grants to Increase Economic Opportunities for Women and Girls

The Boulware Foundation is seeking applications to fund projects or programs focused on empowering women economically and moving them toward financial freedom. This includes promoting workforce and vocational skill development, financial literacy education, and entrepreneurship. In every case, women and girls must be the targeted beneficiary population. Letters of intent will be accepted on a rolling basis. Upon review, …

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New-Crime Recidivism Rates Continue to Show Modest Improvement

The Connecticut Mirror By Clarice Silber and Jake Kara After years of state-backed efforts to reduce recidivism, a new report made public today by the Office of Policy and Management shows Connecticut has made steady if modest progress on how many released inmates wind up committing new crimes. The report found that of 11,245 inmates who …

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As Labor Pool Shrinks, Prison Time Is Less of a Hiring Hurdle

The New York Times By Ben Casselman A rapidly tightening labor market is forcing companies across the country to consider workers they once would have turned away. That is providing opportunities to people who have long faced barriers to employment, such as criminal records, disabilities or prolonged bouts of joblessness. In Dane County, Wis., where …

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Prisoners Look to Life after Incarceration through Reentry Program

The Maroon By Andrew Callaghan Louisiana is the most incarcerated state in the most incarcerated country in the world. At 776 per 100,000 people incarcerated, Louisiana sits well ahead of the rest of the United States. Under the leadership of Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards, the state legislature is trying to strip Louisiana of its …

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Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch: Investing in All Our Workers, including Our Inmates

The Cap Times By Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch Fourth-grade students from across Wisconsin visit the lieutenant governor’s Capitol office throughout the school year. In the office, a wooden box displays all the challenge coins I’ve been given. There are coins representing military, fire and police, each a reminder of the sacrifices they make to keep …

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