When I received the 4th Purpose invitation to a Reentry Simulation for Justice Involved Individuals my first impression was how will this be of benefit to the Knoxville Area Urban League Workforce RISE Reentry Program? I was about to find out and once the simulation began, I became immediately overwhelmed by the many barriers and hurdles a felon faces reentering … Read More
The Emancipation Proclamation: devised to free millions of slaves living in the United States was signed on January 1, 1863 but many did not learn about it for several years. After more than two years on June 19, 1865, Union Soldiers brought the news to Galveston, Texas. This was the beginning of what is now celebrated as Juneteenth, also known … Read More
Our dedicated team of highly experience workforce professionals are here to help people secure employment. One of the programs of the Urban League is the CrossOver program. Designed to assist individuals with job searches, resume development and interview prep. As well as connecting employers with potential candidates. The workforce team works on behalf of unemployed individuals with an end goal … Read More
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