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!"
The following article was originally published on Bernama.com
WINDHOEK, Sept 3 (Bernama) -- More than 13,000 people died of malaria in southern Africa last year, Namibia Press Agency (NAMPA) reported.
These include 43 people who died of malaria in Namibia, five each in Botswana and Swaziland, 136 in South Africa, 7,999 in Angola, 2,467 in Mozambique, 2,397 in Zambia and 462 in Zimbabwe, according to statistics revealed by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Malaria Elimination Eight (E8) Organisation here on Friday.
In light of this, the SADC E8 Organisation held a regional strategic planning meeting to review their implementation plans and eventually adopt a clear roadmap on mitigating the impact of the disease across the region. Speaking in his capacity as Ambassador of E8 during the meeting, former Minister of Health and Social Services Richard Kamwi revealed that they have secured close to US$18 million from the Global Fund to fight malaria.
On October 18th, the J.C. Flowers Foundation and Circles of Support join the Harvard Kennedy School Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management, and the Charles Koch foundation, in hosting an event titled, "Returning Home, Rebuilding Lives: New Research." Please find more information below.
The effects of incarceration rarely end when individuals return home. Rather, the collateral consequences continue to take a toll, especially on families. New research from sociologist Bruce Western and his team sheds light on those challenges and the sources of support for returning citizens and their families. Please join the Charles Koch Foundation, Harvard Kennedy School Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management, and the J.C. Flowers Foundation as we discuss these findings and determine where to go from here.
Chris Flowers, president, J.C. Flowers Foundation
Vikrant Reddy, senior research fellow, Charles Koch Institute
Thomas Edwards, community engagement manager, Circles of Support Harlem
Howard Husock, vice president of research & publications, Manhattan Institute
Chanta Parker, program team leader, Essie Justice Group
Bruce Western, Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Professor of Criminal Justice Policy, Harvard University
Date: October 18, 2016
Where: Harvard Club of New York, 35 West 44th Street New York, NY 10036
Space is limited, so please RSVP as soon as possible.