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Performance -based, recidivism reduction programming to address the requirements of the California Governor’s Career Technology Education Initiative, and to serve either unemployed or employed individuals with a criminal records who are currently, in one of 20 county jail systems, within 15 weeks of parole; or young adults (18 to 23 years of age) who are deemed to be at risk for becoming involved in anti-social activities.

We are looking for volunteers, investors and employers who have a mindset towards social justice reform, if you have skills to share in job readiness, well-being, entrepreneurship, technology basics, personal finance, etiquette, and personal development, to incarcerated men and women. Citylab Professional the State OJT/Apprenticeship program also provides follow-up, with post-release job placement, entrepreneurship startup funding, and mentoring up to 36 months.

Growth and Measurement

Social entrepreneurship is an approach by individuals, groups, start-up companies or entrepreneurs, in which they develop, fund and implement solutions to social, cultural, or environmental issues. This concept may be applied to a wide range of organizations, which vary in size, aims, and beliefs. For-profit entrepreneurs typically measure performance using business metrics like profit, revenues and increases in stock prices. Social entrepreneurs, however, are either non-profits, or they blend for-profit goals with generating a positive “return to society”. Therefore, they use different metrics. Social entrepreneurship typically attempts to further broad social, cultural, and environmental goals often associated with the voluntary sector in areas such as poverty alleviation, health care and community development.

Transition and growing independence

RE Innovations project management team that brings together resources and in-kind partners to achieve high quality, high public profile renovation and restoration of distressed properties while also assisting job re-entrants to become more employable.

The cohort begins with a basic understanding of network design, installation, and maintenance, and sets the foundation for retrofitting homes that

  • Are smarter in energy usage
  • Are smarter in terms of resources used
  • Apply earned revenue into its own growth

It also provides a real-life laboratory for national brands, NGOS, and government entities to achieve social and environmental innovation. We work with nationally recognized brand names and local contractors, government and non-governmental organizations to showcase a joint venture approach to how America can rebuild with green methods and employ the previously unemployable.

Thinking about …

Where do we work?

Primarily in county jail programs run by Goodwill Industries and Re-Entry Programs.

In addition, there are support organizations dedicated to empowering social entrepreneurs, connecting them with mentors, strengthening their enterprise models, and preparing them for capital investments.

These incubators and accelerator organizations provide office and meeting space (often free), mentoring and coaching for social enterprise founders and leaders to help them develop their enterprises by improving the effectiveness of their business model, marketing, and strategy.

Some accelerator organizations help social entrepreneur leaders to scale up their organization, either by taking it from a local scale to a national scale or from a national scale to a global scale. Some entrepreneurship support organizations also provide mentoring and coaching to social entrepreneurs.

Is sponsorship a monthly giving?

We ask that it can be.  However each sponsor that helps us get to a goal of books, paper, pencils is what we need.  If you can support us monthly you are invited to do so below.

Back to Basics

How do you build agency in underserved communities?

Step: 1 As you may remember, I am a big fan of Goodwill and the Rehabilitation and Re-entry program, and Mr. Gaxiola is a great man to know, please reach out to him as well, at Citylab it is all about the process, and we are committed to the that organizational structure.

Step:2 Get more information on these careers:

15-1151.00         Computer User Support Specialists

15-1122.00         Information Security Analysts  

25-9031.00         Instructional Coordinators  

25-9031.01         Instructional Designers and Technologists

Step: 3 Once we have enough students who have completed the classes below, we will begin our next class, we are focusing on the above opportunities.

Here some next steps, you can take, and  I have cc’d my team to inform them of your interest.

(Cyber Security) 

Introduction to IOT               

Internet of Things (IOT) Spanish            

Packet Tracer       

(Packet Tracer Mobile)

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