Apprenticeship Preparation Program

Louis spent 27 of his 57 years in federal prison. He says, “Even when I wasn’t in the pen I was still incarcerated and imprisoned in my mind, my soul was held captive by my belief system and my behavior was very destructive. I was a very destructive individual in my community.” Louis says that the last time he got out, he had no idea what to do, but he decided he had to do something different with his life. He enrolled in the Apprenticeship Preparation Program “and the rest,” he says, “is history.” Today, he is a member of the Local 409 Carpenter’s Union.

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