A new year often means creating resolutions, setting goals and making plans for positive changes in our lives. For Pacific Reentry Career Services, 2017 means the launch of several exciting programs that we have been working hard on in the past year. We are looking forward to helping those leaving jail or prison in their quest to create happy, healthy and productive lives following release. Of course, success for the reentry community requires support from communities, which is why we encourage you to support our programs in one of the ways listed below.
For those of you that shop on Amazon, there is an easy way to support Pacific Reentry Career Services. Next time you head to Amazon to shop, use AmazonSmile and designate Pacific Reentry Career Services as the charity you want to support. Then make sure to use the AmazonSmile link every time you shop in the future. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to Pacific Reentry Career Services. It is simple, and there is no extra cost to you.
We are getting ready to launch our mentorship program and are looking for business professionals in the Los Angeles and Orange County area who want to mentor formerly incarcerated women during their job search and early months of employment. We are also looking for volunteers who want to help out at job search workshops, employer summits and other events. Visit our Get Involved page and fill out the interest form at the bottom if you would like to volunteer with Pacific Reentry Career Services.
Host an Employer Summit or Job Seeker Workshop
If you have a business that would like to get involved in spreading the word about the benefits of hiring the formerly incarcerated, we would love to partner with you in putting on employer summits. Employer summits bring together hiring managers and business professionals to discuss the benefits and challenges of hiring the formerly incarcerated. It is our goal to open up the conversation about hiring this population, to break down myths and to encourage employers to give a fair chance to job seekers with criminal records. Not only is hiring the formerly incarcerated good for communities, but there are also tax incentives like the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC). We are also looking for businesses and service providers who want to provide space for us to hold job seeker workshops for formerly incarcerated individuals. Use the contact form on our Get Involved page to submit your interest.
We rely on the generous support of donors to help fund our programs. Donating to Pacific Reentry Career Services is easy. Click here to go straight to our donation page or click on the Donate button throughout our website. Every dollar helps support programs that get formerly incarcerated people back to work. Remember that Pacific Reentry Career Services has tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code. Contributions made to Pacific Reentry Career Services are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
Thank you for your support! Happy New Year!