The RISE Employment Program provides employment assistance to In-Prison Program Graduates currently residing within a community corrections facility and/or have been released to the community. Graduates are refreshed on job readiness, resumes and cover letter creation, interviewing, and soft skills to ensure they are ready to interview and work with employers.
This program is all about creating relationships with employers and community members who believe in second chance hiring and provide education on what it means to hire not only RISE Graduates, but all people with criminal backgrounds. We do this while ensuring diversity, equity and inclusion isn’t lost in the interviewing and hiring of people with criminal backgrounds.
RISE Graduates begin in the Employment Program pre-release and continue while transitioning through facilities and eventually back into the community.
Email Eduardo Gardea, RISE Employment Specialist.