Workforce News

Welcome Home Party and Fair Chances Hiring Fair

Main News Photo

16 August 2022

Each year thousands of Minnesotans exit incarceration and come back into our community. Too often it feels that even though they have served their sentence, they are continually defined by that worst day/decision/moment. In fact, some say they feel they have a life sentence, even when living outside the prison wall.

As a community, we must do better. So, let's celebrate each amazing human and their loved one who has come home - celebrating all the value they have to bring to this community.

Whether you're a person who has the lived experience of incarceration, a loved one of someone who has been or is presently incarcerated, or you simply believe our community can do better for our returning citizens, we look forward to seeing you there.

Date: Saturday, September 10, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. (rain date September 24)

Location: Ujamaa Place - 1821 University Avenue, Saint Paul

This is a free event, hosted by Art from the InsideUjamaa PlaceRepowered (formerly Tech Dump), and Ramsey County. Fair Chance Hiring job fair sponsored by the Workforce Innovation Board of Ramsey County.

Free food, music, and entertainment for kids!  Take advantage of resources and Fair Chance employers to make it easier to navigate all of the re-entry resources in our community.

Want to learn more? Check out this MPR interview and a Star Tribune piece about fines and fees.

If you are a Fair Chance employer, there are also tabling opportunities. Contact Karyn Berg for details.

Recent Posts:

Read Articles From: