[WATCH]: Choose to Change talks about the success of the very first Second Chance Job Fair in the RGV.
South Texas is facing an epidemic of massive proportions - yet few know it exists. Individuals with a history of incarceration often face incredible challenges when re-entering society.
They are often met with discrimination, lack of education and job opportunities, and social stigma. As a result, many struggle to find hope, healing, and opportunity. Add to this the fatherlessness that can often result from incarceration, and the problem only deepens.
To help turn the tide, Choose to Change stands in the gap to empower individuals with a history of incarceration to take back their lives and re-enter society as productive and contributing members.
Through job training, support, resources, and encouragement Choose to Change is helping people rebuild their lives and give back to the community. With the right resources and support, individuals from all walks of life can find hope, healing, and opportunity.
Connecting Needs to Opportunities
One area where Choose to Change is making a big impact is in connecting those with a criminal history to employment opportunities.
Recently, Choose to Change hosted a job fair in collaboration with Workforce Solutions, The Door Christian Fellowship, and the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. The event was a resounding success with 100 job seekers in attendance, 29 employers, 150 job offers, and 298 job interviews.
Participants left the event feeling hopeful and empowered, with many exclaiming it was life-changing. Fabian of Workforce Solutions was thankful for Choose to Change, saying, "It's the right people and time."
"The whole committee is very committed. The event was super organized. Everybody took their role seriously."
With so many people and organizations coming together, the event was a powerful demonstration of what can be accomplished when we work together for the common good. And it's just one way that Choose to Change is making a difference in South Texas.
From job training to support to resources and encouragement, Choose to Change is working hard every day to help individuals overcome the challenges of incarceration and re-enter society as productive and contributing members.
By empowering people with a criminal history, they are helping to break the cycle of fatherlessness in our communities - one soul at a time. If you're interested in supporting this important work, Choose to Change is looking for champions ready to help empower South Texans to find hope, healing, and opportunity.
How You Can Make a Difference
With unique challenges comes the need for unique solutions. That's where Choose to Change comes in. Through job training, support, resources, and encouragement Choose to Change is helping people rebuild their lives and give back to the community.
You can be a part of the solution by partnering with Choose to Change. Your donation will help us continue our work empowering those with a criminal history to take back their lives and re-enter society as productive and contributing members.
Don't let South Texas continue to suffer from this epidemic - choose to change the status quo today. Partner with Choose to Change today to help empower South Texans and make a difference in the lives of many.
Your donation helps Choose to Change pull off events like that recent job fair, but it also helps us continue to provide support and resources to those in need. We invite you to make a donation today and be part of the solution. Together we can help end the cycle of poverty, incarceration, and fatherlessness in South Texas.
Let's Make Change Together...
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