CEO's New York offices in New York City and the Bronx were officially incorporated as an independent non-profit in 1996. In our 2020 Fiscal Year, these sites collectively enrolled 1,293 participants and had 474 unique job placements.
$24 Million Returning Citizens Stimulus from Center for Employment Opportunities Benefits Thousands Released From Prisons and Jails During COVID-19
Opinion: Key Fixes for New York’s Broken Parole System Await the Governor’s Signature
It wasn’t the eight months of military-style, intense shock incarceration that finally broke me; it was my parole officer. After my incarceration at Lakeview Shock Incarceration Correctional Facility for non-violent offenders in Brocton, New York, I quickly realized I was living in constant fear of reincarceration. My parole officer had ...
To Boost Hiring, New York Makes Case for a ‘Clean Slate’
For many Americans, criminal records stand as stubborn barriers to employment and housing. Several states are now advancing efforts to automatically seal and expunge those records.
Google Partners with Nonprofits on Skills Training for Formerly Incarcerated People
Google will join New York-based groups The Ladies of Hope Ministries, Center for Employment Opportunities, Defy Ventures and The Fortune Society to help improve job prospects for people with criminal records, a group that's unemployed at 5x the national average.
The Positive Mind Radio Show Interview on Mental Health
The Positive Mind Show on 99.5FM in New York City spoke with Christopher Watler, CEO’s Chief External Affairs Officer and Alexandra Poolt, CEO’s Manager of Supportive Services regarding the organization's mental health initiatives.