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The Goodwill NOW Program Prepares Returning Citizens for New Careers & New Lives

When people return to San Jose from prison, many are ready for a permanent change, but an incarceration record can make it hard to find a good job. The New Opportunity Work Program at Goodwill of Silicon Valley helps returning citizens get on the right track with 90 days of transitional employment. The program helps participants establish new habits, learn workplace standards and get their feet under them with a part time salary. Program staff support and mentor participants to help them prepare for applications, interviews and careers with area employers. 

Hear about the NOW Program's success from program manager Shelby Mason and learn how you can hire their graduates at FoodSchool's Growing Inclusive Restaurants panel event on June 26th! 

Ellen Hong