April was Second Chance Month, a month dedicated to assisting the formerly incarcerated with reintegrating into society – in other words, giving them a second chance. There were numerous programs focused on raising awareness about the difficulties faced by re-entry citizens, as well as highlighting the resources available to help. Our local Fox 44 TV station interviewed us about the resources that the Career Center offers to assist all jobseekers, including those with criminal records. Here is that video:
Additionally, we were recognized by the City-Parish of East Baton Rouge for our work in assisting the formerly incarcerated. We were honored to receive a certificate of appreciation from Councilwoman Chauna Banks, and delighted to meet representatives from other local organizations who have done great work for re-entering citizens.
Although Second Chance Month has ended, the Career Center’s mission is never finished. If you would like help with planning your career or searching for work, please come visit us at 7711 Goodwood Blvd or call us at 225-231-3733.
Written by Lynnette Lee