StepUp Durham offers free employment readiness training, personalized job coaching, employer referrals, and supportive services to job seekers.
One of the challenges that individuals have faced in regards to successful reentry is access; across to gainful employment, housing, transportation and resources.
StepUp Durham has joined the fight to help bridge the gap between incarceration and successful reentry into the Durham community. One of the ways that StepUp Durham has been able to contribute to the work being done is by hosting our Employment Training Workshops inside of the facilities. We have had the opportunity to facilitate modules that focus on resumes, interview skills, effective communication and strategic planning.
In the 2018-2019 fiscal year, we partnered with participants to secure 111 job placements. StepUp Durham graduates were employed in approximately 39 days at an average wage of $12.33/hour. We served over 100 currently incarcerated individuals in our new transition re-entry program and over 40 individuals and their children in our Step2 program. We acknowledge the hard work and accomplishments of our participants, and we are grateful for the contributions from our generous donors that invested in Durham job seekers!