First Year Results:
95% Employment Rate
0% Recidivism Rate
175 Hours of Programs
$40K Average Salary
180+ Mock Interviews
47 Mentor Relationships
How It Began
In 2020, Televerde Foundation was launched to leverage the success of Televerde’s workforce development experience to provide job training, certification and reentry support for incarcerated women who did not have the opportunity to participate in Televerde employment as this was an identified gap unfilled by other social service organizations. Download our full report here to see our first-year impact results.
What We Did
In April 2020 we launched our PATHS (Prepare, Achieve and Transform for Healthy Success) reentry program for a cohort of 32 women. We developed strategic relationships with a variety of partners to deliver a six-month 75-hour program that includes the following classes: professional etiquette, career mapping, resume creation, interview practice, financial literacy, emotional intelligence, relationship building, coping mechanisms and communication skills.
Understanding that post-release support is critical for successful reentry we simultaneously launched our PATHS 2 Success program. This is a two-year post-release program that provides participants with ongoing educational opportunities through scholarships, advanced financial literacy, peer-to-peer support, professional mentoring and more to ensure a successful transition back into society.
There are 81,000 women released from prison each year; all of whom deserve an opportunity to succeed in the global workforce. With that in mind Televerde Foundation is launching their first Career PATHS Center. Career PATHS is a six-month virtual, online and in-person program providing currently incarcerated women with skills training in either a Customer Service, IT Computer Technician, or a Sales Development Representative Track.
With a long-term goal of Televerde Foundation becoming a national reentry platform we need to scale our impact. This means expanding our programming across the nation, especially to correctional facilities in states that have a need for prison to workforce development programs.