career preparation program
The Career Preparation Program provides formerly incarcerated and gang-impacted community members with the tools they need to market themselves to employers and secure sustainable employment. The program provides in-depth training on resume writing, searching for jobs, interviewing, retaining employment, and other key employability skills. Additionally, community members participate in life skills sessions with our partner 2nd Call to work through emotional issues, such as anger and childhood trauma, that can get in the way of career success. Participants also have the opportunity to work with educators from Pasadena Unified School District to earn their GED or high school equivalency.
Unemployment is the biggest barrier to successfully reentering society after being incarcerated. Without the skills and knowledge necessary to find a meaningful and sustainable career, it's hard to break out of poverty and stay away from negative influences. By removing employment barriers and creating positive opportunities for formerly incarcerated and gang-impacted community members, we aim to reduce recidivism and community violence, making communities healthier and safer for everyone.
To learn more about the Career Preparation Program, contact Peter Matich, Job Developer.