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Delaware project secures jobs for inmates, reduces recidivism

January 03, 2019 1:21 PM | Christina Marconi (Administrator)

Barclays Bank, Capital One, Delaware Community Foundation, Delmarva Power, Laffey-Mchugh Foundation, Longwood Foundation, M&T Bank, and Welfare Foundation are members of Philanthropy Delaware.

An AP article this week featured Delaware's Project New Start. The program, which relies on grant funding and private fundraising to operate its classes, is extremely selective: More than 40 people interviewed to join. Of those, 12 were selected. Seven graduated last week. 

Participants spend 375 hours together over 10 weeks learning cognitive behavioral change, parenting, financial literacy, conflict resolution and technology training. They also receive certifications in forklift operating safety, OSHA and ServSafe, making them immediately employable to many job opportunities in the state.

Read more here.

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Supporting partners of the program include:

- Barclays Bank

- Capital One

- Chichester Dupont Foundation

- Crystal Trust

- Delaware Bar Foundation

- Delaware Community Foundation

- Delaware Criminal Justice Council

- Delmarva Power

- Eagle One Federal Credit Union

- Gilliam Family Foundation

- Kenny Family Foundation

- Laffey-Mchugh Foundation

- Longwood Foundation

- M&T Bank

- Neighborhood Building Blocks Fund

- New Castle County Council

- Robin Foundation

- Welfare Foundation

 



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