Feb 14, 2023 | By WHYY.org
Philly employment programs kick off this spring to help end cycle of violence
Rasheed Abdus says when he got out of prison four years ago, at age 21, he struggled to find a job. “Maybe cause I didn’t know how to use a computer,” he said. A friend connected him to the Center for Employment Opportunities, a national work readiness organization with a ...
Jan 17, 2023 | By The Fence Post
Thompson holds first farm bill session
Newly installed House Agriculture Committee Chairman Glenn “GT” Thompson, R-Pa., hosted his first public meeting on the 2023 farm bill on Jan. 13 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show here, emphasizing the need for farmers and producers to get involved in the process and “stay at the table.”
Aug 26, 2022 | By Eric Borsuk
Jose shares why SNAP benefits are vital for successful reentry
Jose heard about the Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) while residing at a halfway house in Philadelphia. With a referral from his unit team, he soon began working with a CEO crew cleaning up the streets of Philly, earning daily pay and receiving coaching to pursue the job of his ...
Jul 19, 2022 | By EIN Presswire
The National Reentry Workforce Collaborative Opens Registration for Inaugural Conference
Issues surrounding reentry, equity and inclusion, and the opportunities made available to justice-impacted individuals, are some of the most relevant, pressing civil rights challenges in our country today. Organizations and legislators that advocate for these individuals have a new opportunity.
Jun 21, 2022 | By Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Pittsburgh City Council gives approval for partnerships to hire formerly incarcerated people
Pittsburgh City Council has given the final go-ahead for the city to begin two partnerships — one with an organization that helps employ people who have recently been released from jail, another to refurbish old electronic devices.
Jun 20, 2022 | By Pittsburgh Tribune Review
Pittsburgh council advances measure to help recently incarcerated people find jobs
Pittsburgh City Council on Wednesday advanced legislation that would allow the city to enter an agreement with a nonprofit to provide temporary employment opportunities to recently incarcerated individuals.
Jun 16, 2022 | By Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Pittsburgh working on partnership to find employment for recently incarcerated people
Pittsburgh City Council on Wednesday gave preliminary approval to creating a partnership between the city and the Center for Employment Opportunities, a nationwide organization that helps provide temporary employment to people who were recently released from incarceration
Jun 09, 2022 | By Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Editorial: Jamming the revolving door between prison and the streets
More than any other reason, released prisoners end up back in jail because they can’t find dignified work that pays a decent wage. Mr. Burgess’ proposal would establish a partnership with the Center for Employment Opportunities to provide transitional work for people coming out of prison.
Jun 08, 2022 | By WPXI
Pittsburgh councilman introduces legislation that would provide jobs for former inmates
The city of Pittsburgh has 10,000 vacant lots that need care and former inmates who need new careers. Councilman Ricky Burgess sees the chance to help both.
Jun 08, 2022 | By WESA
Pittsburgh Council delays vote to 'strengthen' bill regulating pedestrian stops by police
Pittsburgh City Council on Tuesday held off on giving final approval to a bill that would regulate pedestrian stops by police in order to consider suggestions for amending the bill.
Jun 08, 2022 | By TRIBlive.com
Pittsburgh councilman wants to provide temporary jobs for recently jailed people at no cost to the city
Legislation introduced to Pittsburgh City Council Tuesday would urge the city to explore employment opportunities for recently incarcerated people.
Jun 08, 2022 | By Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
City council considering new legislation surrounding policing and incarceration
Pittsburgh City Council proposed two new ordinances during Tuesday’s meeting, one to approve a contract for an outside consultant to analyze the city’s police force, the other to create a work program for people recently released from incarceration.
May 11, 2022 | By South Philly Review
Scanlon announces $1 million to support workforce training
Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon announced $1 million in new federal funding she recently secured to support a workforce training program for formerly incarcerated Philadelphians. It is one of 10 Community Project Funding awards, formerly known as earmarks, Scanlon delivered for her district through the Fiscal Year 2022 federal government funding ...
Apr 04, 2022 | By Quiana Pugh
Members of Congress hear from justice-impacted individuals
At CEO, we have a vision that each person returning home from incarceration will have access to a quality job and economic mobility. Even though more than 600,000 individuals return home from incarceration each year, they are largely unable to access our country’s public workforce system and the support needed ...
Jan 20, 2022 | By WHYY
Philly looks to expand initiative offering support to potential shooters before they pick up a gun
Despite the ongoing pandemic, Philadelphia officials said they are trying to expand one of their key gun violence prevention programs.