Feb 24, 2022 | By The Guardian
California gives people leaving prison just $200 to start over. After 50 years, that could change
A California lawmaker wants to increase the allowance that people released from prison receive to cover basic needs for the first time in nearly 50 years.
Oct 14, 2021 | By Eric Borsuk
Scott's Story: How Cash Assistance During the Pandemic Led to a Full-Time Salaried Job With Benefits
Scott first heard about the Returning Citizen Stimulus (RCS) program while staying at a transition house near the San Bernardino Mountains in California. Since all of his family lived across the country, he didn’t have much support when returning from incarceration. A mortgage underwriter originally from Florida, Scott had been ...
Jul 07, 2021 | By SiliconValley.com
Opinion: Addressing biases and barriers can help solve worker shortage
Employers across California are asking, “Where can we find workers?” The truth is that many hundreds of thousands of Californians are locked out of opportunity. And it doesn’t have to be that way. Many of our state’s most pressing economic challenges are the consequence of inaction. In this case, more ...
Dec 26, 2017 |
The San Bernardino Sun
How the Center for Employment Opportunities in San Bernardino gives those on probation or parole a second shot
SAN BERNARDINO – Inside an inconspicuous building on South E Street, Michael Wahome, Larry Bethea, Armando Lopez and a team of others are attempting to lower recidivism statistics one parolee, one probationer, one person at a time. Those at the Center for Employment Opportunities know what they’re up against: A ...