Organizers from Temple University’s PanAfrican Studies Community Education Program (PASCEP) and Temple University’s Office of Community Relations will host the citywide “2019 Re-Entry Summit” exclusively for formerly incarcerated citizens. Organizers anticipate between 200-500 attendees! This Summit will include a Legislative Panel, Peer Panel, and a Resources & Job Fair component. The emphasis of the Summit will focus on the importance of voting rights and voter participation of formerly incarcerated citizens
- The “2019 Re-Entry Summit” is exclusively for formerly incarcerated citizens.
- Breakfast and lunch will be provided during the event.
- Organizers anticipate between 200-500 attendees!
- This summit will include a Legislative Panel, Peer Panel, and a Resources & Job Fair component.
The thousands of formerly incarcerated citizens that return to Philadelphia annually face a mountain of challenges: stable housing, employment, peer pressure to return to a life of crime, addictions, recidivism, etc. The Summit’s Resources and Job Fair component is designed to help formerly incarcerated citizens to overcome these barriers to become more independent, productive and stable during their re-entry back into the community.
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“Hiring someone with a criminal history can immediately increase your candidate pool. Many ex-offenders are also very motivated to come back to work once they are released from prison. According to research by the Institute for Justice Research & Development, an overwhelming majority of ex-offenders say that employment is their biggest or only priority after being released from prison. There is even a growing theme of hiring ex-offenders among businesses hiring for entry-level positions. Managers even think people with criminal records make great hires, not just HR professionals. In fact, 82% of managers think employees with criminal records perform as well or better than workers with a clean sheet.” (Source: CareerPlug.com, article – “Hiring Ex-Convicts Can Help Your Talent Pool and Bottom Line”)