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Formerly Incarcerated Residents Transform Their Lives Through Flintridge Center Program

first_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News Last Thursday, February 9, twenty three formerly incarcerated and gang-impacted men and women graduated from Flintridge Center’s Apprenticeship Preparation Program (APP). Flintridge Center is a nonprofit organization that has been in the Pasadena community for more than 30 years, and works to reduce recidivism and community violence by providing reintegration services.The Apprenticeship Preparation Program is a comprehensive employment development program that provides participants a pathway to union construction careers. Unions offer competitive wages, health and retirement benefits, and do not discriminate based upon an individual’s background. Formerly incarcerated individuals face overwhelming barriers to successfully reintegrating into their communities, particularly in finding sustainable employment. Unemployment is the biggest factor impacting recidivism, and over 40% of those released from California’s prison system return within three years. The APP is Flintridge Center’s answer to these challenges. The program includes a nationally-recognized union training course, case management, employment development, and life skills development. Graduates receive a union-issued pre-apprenticeship certificate that gives them a leg up when applying to join unions.The graduation ceremony included speeches from Pasadena City Councilmember John J. Kennedy, Pasadena Police Department Chief Phillip L. Sanchez, and recent program graduates. Graduate Louis Ortiz said, “This is the beginning of the second part of the journey. I will continue to move forward.” Graduate Mike Brown told the audience “It’s more than just a dream coming true. It’s life coming true.”Flintridge offers the Apprenticeship Preparation Program three times per year. A new semester starts next month.For more information about Flintridge Center visit www.flintridge.org or call (626) 449-0839, ext 114. Make a comment HerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRobert Irwin Recreates His Father’s Iconic PhotosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWho Was The Hollywood ‘It Girl’ The Year You Were Born?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Giving Back Formerly Incarcerated Residents Transform Their Lives Through Flintridge Center Program From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 | 4:56 pm Business Newscenter_img Subscribe Community News 7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuff Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img

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