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The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

From Roots to Re-Entry: Green Job Training Behind and Beyond “The Walls”

Thursday Sep 20 6:00 PM-8:30 PM

Come to this Urban Sustainability Forum about a green jobs training program for inmates of the Philadelphia Prison System.

Networking reception: 6:00 pm
Program: 6:30 pm

Free for Academy members, $5 for nonmembers
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Did you know that putting just 100 currently unemployed, formerly incarcerated individuals back to work would produce an additional $1.9 million in city wage tax revenue over these individuals’ post-release lifetimes?

Join us to learn about the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Roots to Re-Entry job training program, a new jobs initiative that provides inmates of the Philadelphia prison system with meaningful opportunities and practical job training while fostering healthy green communities. Representatives from the Job Opportunity Investment Network, a partnership of regional funders, will moderate a panel of Roots to Re-Entry partners and stakeholders to illustrate how this initiative helps its alumni gain high-demand, accessible jobs in the landscaping industry.
Learn more about the Roots to Re-Entry Program and participant experiences here.

Panel Participants:

Stop by Green Drinks before the Urban Sustainability Forum for conversation and a beer! Sponsored by 'Save Some Green,' Green Drinks will take place at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society 'Pop-up Garden,' located at 19th and Walnut Streets.

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