The RISE Employment Program provides employment assistance to RISE In-Prison Program Graduates currently residing within a community corrections facility and/or have been released to the community. Our 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.
Are you an Employer Curious about Second Chance Hiring?
Second chance hires have lower turnover rates, are highly loyal, and allow small businesses to diversify their workforce. Not only that, employers willing to hiring those with criminal backgrounds get to be a part of strengthening the community around them.
In our eyes, this pool of workforce candidates is untapped and ready to be your best next hire.
If you or your organization would like information on providing employment opportunities to the formerly incarcerated or WOTC federal tax credits, please reach out to RISE and our Employment Specialist, Eduardo Gardea.
Email Eduardo Gardea, RISE Employment Specialist.