Christopher Walter, Project Director for the Harlem Community Justice Center, shares his recent experience providing workforce development and mock interviews as part of the Harlem Justice Corps. The Justice Corps is an intensive career development and service program for justice-involved young men and women seeking employment, education services, and meaningful opportunities to serve their community.
"A few years back I would say that in Harlem, we don’t do workforce development programming. I always said it was too difficult and we didn’t have the capacity to do it. well….that was then. Today, in Harlem we do some amazing work through our Justice Corps and Reentry Court programs.
Today, in Partnership with the Harlem Circles of Support program, funded by the J.C Flowers Foundation, we held a mock interview session for Justice Corps youth. As you will see from the pictures, our volunteer interviewers included a Buddhist, a former Justice Corps participant who is now in college, educators and staff. You can see the engagement in each picture between the volunteers/staff and youth.
Big shout out to the Justice Corps team led by Kareem Butler and our former colleague and Circles of Support Strategic Coordinator, Linda Steele, for making today possible!"