In commemoration of Second Chance Month, Goodwill Industries of Kentucky hosted and took part in a variety of reentry events to raise awareness for the many barriers formerly incarcerated individuals face and empower them to reintegrate into the workforce, escape poverty and find success.
Goodwill’s signature events in April were its Second Chance Days, where Goodwill partners set up at respective statewide Goodwill Opportunity Centers to offer formerly justice-involved individuals a one-stop shop for life-enhancing resources. Events took place at Centers in Bowling Green, Corbin, Elizabethtown, downtown Louisville, South Louisville, Lexington, Morehead, Pikeville and Somerset.
Goodwill cohosted a Second Chance Expo at the Central Bank Center in Lexington, which featured an expungement clinic. More than 300 individuals were in attendance.
For recaps of the events, watch or read these recent news reports from across the commonwealth:
- Elizabethtown News-Enterprise: Goodwill Opportunity Center celebrates Second Chance Day
- Corbin Commonwealth Journal: Goodwill sponsors ‘Second Chance Day’ event
- Louisville WDRB: ‘Second Chance Month’ at Goodwill gives fresh start to formerly incarcerated
- Lexington WKYT: Goodwill holds event to help people who made mistakes change their lives
- Bowling Green Daily News: ‘Best kept secret in Bowling Green’ offers second chances on life