Posted on August 11, 2015
For support of their Breaking the Cycle Initiative, a workforce development program for formerly incarcerated individuals. The initiative provides a 10-week course that provides the tools and training necessary to secure employment in the building maintenance, building management, construction, and culinary fields, based upon the areas of interest of their enrolled participants. The goal is to provide participants with a pathway toward successful re-entry into their own home community, as well as with the skills necessary to be competitive on the open job market, obtaining and retaining gainful employment, and thus reducing the recidivism rates of the clients served. St. Paul’s Community Development Corporation’s programs respond to the needs of the community by providing comprehensive, supportive social services that can break the cycle of homelessness and move an individual from shelter to transitional housing, to employment, and to a permanent home.