PassGo’s Employment Opportunity group is partnered with Alvis House, a local reputable organization working toward a common goal. We work with Alvis House to identify unmet demands in the job market, connect restored citizens with training or certification programs, and help these restored citizens secure employment. We also collaborate with and learn from many other local organizations, including Freedom a la Cart, CleanTurn, Youth Entrepreneurship Institute, and Think Make Live.
Education and outreach
PassGo's Target Population Outreach group aims to connect ex-offenders with the means to break their own barriers to employment. We are working to develop 4-week curricula in GED tutoring, interview and professionalism workshops, and computer literacy courses. Through our partnerships with ONE-STOP and Alvis House, we hope to create long term connections with the people we serve, ultimately witnessing their personal growth and success through these reentry programs.
Last semester, our Advocacy team organized a community-wide book drive to collect donations for local prison libraries and foster community awareness of issues faced by ex-offenders. The event successfully collected over 200 books for local prisons. Looking ahead, we aim to further involve the community through a panel discussion including local community leaders and Ohio State representatives. Additionally, our Advocacy team is actively planning an art show to encourage creative expression for local inmates.