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About Project Empowerment


Project Empowerment is a multi-faceted program for District residents who face multiple barriers to employment. The success of Project Empowerment depends upon a broad network of partners, including government agencies, community organizations and area employers.  As a mission, the District has established four fundamental goals:
  1. Reduce recidivism among previously incarcerated participants
  2. Enhance public safety
  3. Develop job-ready individuals who will serve as assets to the District’s workforce
  4. Ensure program sustainability through periodic enhancements and special initiatives

Steps of Project Empowerment

Step 1:  Visit and register at a American Job Center 
Step 2:  Once referred, attend a scheduled Poject Empowerment Orientation
Step 3:  Meet with your Intake Specialist/Case Manager
Step 4:  Begin and successfully complete Job Readiness Training
Step 5:  Begin Subsidized Employment
Step 6:  Secure Unsubsidized Employment