Mercy Corps Northwest is thrilled to announce the launch of LIFE Outside, an innovative solution to the needs of folks being released from prison and the way our community supports those individuals. We need to dream together, to work together, and to support each other.
We invite you to attend this industry specific two hour conversation about how we can best support individuals coming out of prison with relevant training, address the greater system perpetuating disparities, and create a better post-prison environment.
Join us on Thursday, November 7th from 9:30 am – 11:30 am at our Portland Headquarters building (45 SW Ankeny) to learn more about this initiative and discuss training along with other support needed for those employed within our programs.
For several years, we have taught a business and life skills class for those incarcerated. As of date, over 300 participants have graduated from our LIFE Inside Program. While we have seen success with our class, we aim to better support those reentering society by providing hands-on, practical employment experience for those immediately leaving prison. We want to ensure participants don’t just find a job, but rather feel supported from our community at large in addition to gaining hands-on skills and industry knowledge that would provide advantages as they seek employment in this competitive market.
For this endeavor, we are looking to experts in the field who will join in this partnership by first co-creating a curriculum + training materials designed specifically for this community by this community.
RSVP below to reserve a seat.