Apr 11, 2023   |  By Alex Mitchell

Walter breaks the cycle and is helping others do the same

“I can’t keep going back to jail…I have no choice but to do something different,” Walter Collins says when thinking about his journey through life. He speaks with a foresight that has been sharpened by past trauma. At 60 years old, Walter displays the same bravado as a city slick ...

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Sep 12, 2022   |  By WDSU 6 News

Teaming Up Cleanup: CEO Partners with City of New Orleans

A first-hand look at teams in action working to clean up the City of New Orleans. The city is partnering with organizations to focus on litter, graffiti, and light.

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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 ...

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Feb 14, 2022   |  By Eric Borsuk

How support after incarceration created economic mobility for Joel

Joel was raised in Uptown New Orleans, the youngest of four siblings. Being the “baby boy,” as he calls himself, Joel grew up mostly with just his mother in a “crime-ridden neighborhood.” “As a kid, when I’d go outside, all I would see was crime, every day, people peddling drugs ...

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