Coming out of prison in May 2015 was the start of a new beginning for Darryl. He had been incarcerated for 10 months because of a drug conviction.
Jarron's past criminal records serve as the road block for many ex-offenders—even when they are currently living responsible lives.
Asten is currently a student in the Electrical Technology Program at the North American Trade School in Baltimore. He is anticipating his graduation and decided that he wanted to seek full-time work while he finishes his schooling.
After being laid off, Karynn found a ready partner in the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development’s Workforce Reception Center.
Kaoue was a student who was studying to become a registered nurse. As she progressed through her program she realized it was imperative to plan for future employment.
Eric McDougle was a homeless veteran living in transitional housing and needed a place where he could use free job search resources.
When Janice Brinkley was 17, pregnant, and no longer attending high school, she decided the best way to set herself and her unborn child on a better path was to earn her GED.
Jamila left school at 19 years old because, she says, she “wasn’t focused.”
Cornerstone Staffing needed to fill multiple warehouse positions as soon as possible.
“I wanted employment, period. I wanted stability. And I knew I needed my GED to get a job.” That’s what brought John, 22, to the Westside Youth Opportunity (YO) Center in 2009.