Looking Forward Philadelphia
The Looking Forward Philadelphia, a JEVS Reentry Initiative, is a program that works with individuals who have been recently released from prison and those who struggle with navigating the challenges of a criminal past. Looking Forward provides participants with the tools and support services they need to achieve stability, educational and skills training support leading to a career pathway. Looking Forward provides a bridge from prison to successful community reintegration by employing a holistic approach where participants receive immediate, resource support, career preparedness training, referral to academic support partners, basic needs assistance, and career placement support. Our goal is to guide our participants to the resources that will lead them to a productive and successful life, and one free of incarceration.
About JEVS Human Services
JEVS Human Services (JEVS) is a multifaceted organization that has built a reputation in Philadelphia as the “go-to” agency for effectively working with individuals who have barriers to success. JEVS’ mission is to enhance the employability, independence, and quality of life of individuals through a broad range of programs and create innovative, sustainable solutions to address current and future community needs. We serve more than 30,000 individuals annually, most of who are Philadelphia residents living below the poverty line. In addition, JEVS has representation and leadership on the Pennsylvania Reentry Council, Pennsylvania Workforce Development Board, and Philadelphia Reentry Coalition, and has decades of leadership in providing support services and career development and placement assistance in the greater Philadelphia Area.
The best way to get involved at JEVS is to visit their website and find a volunteer opportunity that best suits you! Head to jevshumanservices.org/support-jevs/volunteer to sign up to volunteer.