On Tuesday, October 10, Goodwill Industries of Kentucky announced a new program aimed at assisting individuals who are transitioning from incarceration and connecting them to employment that leads to self-sufficiency.
The Aspire program will expand on Goodwill’s reintegration services by providing 400 incarcerated individuals with pre-release job training and supportive services. Once released from prison, Goodwill will guide participants through barrier-removal services, job placement, career coaching, family reunification and more holistic resources.
To learn more about the new program, watch these news segments from the announcement:
- WHAS: Goodwill to begin program helping people leaving prison
- Louisville Public Media: Goodwill Kentucky shares details of $4 million prison-to-work program
- WDRB: Goodwill program helps incarcerated people gain job skills, prevent criminal offenses
- WLKY: Goodwill pilot program aims to help Kentucky inmates reenter society