Did you know that putting just 100 currently unemployed, formerly incarcerated individuals back to work would produce an additional $1.9 million in city wage tax revenue over these individuals’ post-release lifetimes?
Join us to learn about PHS’s Roots to Re-Entry job training program, a new employment initiative that provides inmates of the Philadelphia Prison System with meaningful opportunities and practical job training while fostering healthy green communities.
Representatives from the Job Opportunity Investment Network, a partnership of regional funders, will moderate a panel of Roots to Re-Entry partners and stakeholders to illustrate how this initiative helps its alumni gain high-demand, accessible jobs in the landscaping industry.
Panel participants include:
- Jennie Sparandara, Executive Director, Job Opportunity Investment Network, Moderator
- Diane Cornman-Levy, Executive Director, Federation of Neighborhood Centers
- Troy Davis, 2010 Roots to Re-Entry Graduate
- Louis Giorla, Commissioner, Philadelphia Prison System
- Tom Innes, Attorney, Philadelphia Defender Association
- Fran Lawn, Roots to Re-Entry Project Manager, PHS (pictured above)
- Joseph Pyle, President, Scattergood Foundation
- Ken Kolodziej, Program Employer, KJK Associates
The discussion will take place at The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, on Thursday, September 20, with a reception: 6:00 pm; the program begins at 6:30 pm. The fee is $5. To register, click here.