CEO Philadelphia has been open since 2015.
In our 2020 Fiscal Year, this site enrolled 139 participants and had 55 unique job placements.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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. Read More