October 22, 2010
CARSON TO VISIT OFFENDER RE-ENTRY PROGRAM, HIGHLIGHT NEW GRANT THAT CREATES 40 JOBS
INDIANAPOLIS - Congressman André Carson will visit Workforce, Inc, a local non-profit organization that helps ex-offenders transition back into the community through job training and supportive services.
Recently, Carson helped secure an $800,000 grant for Workforce, Inc. through the Department of Health and Human Services. The federal grant will help create 40 new job opportunities for ex-offenders in the Indianapolis area.
WHO: Congressman André Carson
WHEN: Monday, October 25, 2 p.m.
WHERE: Workforce, Inc., 754 N. Sherman Dr.
With nearly 5,000 people every year returning to Marion County from our state's prison system, Carson has emphasized the need for programs that help ex-offenders transition successfully back into society and halt the cycle of recidivism.
About Workforce, Inc.
Workforce, Inc. implements its "Work, Responsibility, and Reward Program" through its electronic waste recycling company RecycleForce.
As a viable business venture with a social purpose, Workforce, Inc creates transitional jobs for at-risk workers, with an emphasis on formerly incarcerated fathers. Working for Workforce, Inc. participants gain valuable skills in the electronic recycling warehousing and logistics sector.
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