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November 5, 2022

Saturday

Look no further for the perfect opportunity to start your career! The Job Fair Seminar Promotion is the perfect way to secure your dream job.
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1234 Old St
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November 5, 2022 6:00 PM

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123 New St
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May 29, 2022 5:30 PM

October 25, 2023

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Support Group
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Remote
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October 25, 2023 7:15 PM

About
Us

Our Mission

When People Work (WPW) creates person-centered plans for justice impacted citizens and veterans that help them re-enter society. We provide job-training, jobs, housing, legal services, medical and mental health services, substance abuse counseling, financial literacy, education and transportation.

Our Vision

Our vision is to bring an end to recidivism and mass incarceration. We want to reduce incarceration and crime, as well as reduce the cost of incarceration to taxpayers. We aspire to partner with all 100 counties in North Carolina.

What does reentry mean to WPW?

This program gives people value and hope as they leave the horrors of incarceration. WPW’s philosophy is that when people have value, hope and support, they can have the life they dream of. Our reentry program helps justice impacted citizens and veterans overcome the barriers that they face when they re-enter society.

Launching Counties

We are currently launching programs in Wilson, Edgecombe and Wake Counties as well as a number of statewide veterans services programs. We currently have offices in Wilson and Raleigh, NC. We plan to begin in early May.

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About Us

Our Mission

When People Work (WPW) creates person-centered plans for justice impacted citizens and veterans that help them re-enter society. We provide job-training, jobs, housing, legal services, medical and mental health services, substance abuse counseling, financial literacy, education and transportation.

Our Vision

Our vision is to bring an end to recidivism. We want to reduce incarceration and crime, as well as reduce the cost of incarceration on taxpayers. We aspire to partner with all 100 counties in North Carolina.

What does reentry mean to WPW?

This program gives value and hope as they leave the horrors of incarceration. WPW’s philosophy is that when people have value, hope and support, they can have the life they dream of. Our reentry program helps justice impacted citizens and veterans overcome the barriers that they face when they re-enter society.

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Job Training
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Veterans
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Our Team

Frank Zarro
Managing Director
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Sherrod Knox
Director of Government Relations
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Gordon Boyd
Community Leader
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Laura Manning
Financial Administrator
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Janet Conner-Knox
Director of Communications
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Jason Cockrell
Digital Director
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Charles Robinson
Communications Assistant
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Ariana Angel Watkins
Communications Assistant
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Dr. John Pickett
MD
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Senator Milton F. “Toby” Fitch
Legal Team
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Sean Cecil, Esq
Attorney
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Angelique LeGette
Paralegal
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Linda Wilkins-Daniels
Prison & Family Services Director
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Dr. Charles A. Cook, MD
MD
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Art Cody
Director of Veteran Program and Criminal Defense Services
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Rachel Gaiter
Senior Vice President-Well Health
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Renee Deans
Program Director
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Juwana Atieah
Case Manager
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Locations

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Raleigh Office

Two Hannover Square
434 Fayetteville Street
Suite 2060
Raleigh, NC 27601
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Wilson Office

2270 Nash St N
Wilson, NC 27896
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Goldsboro Office

204 E Walnut St.
Goldsboro, NC 27530
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Our Partners

Total Impact - Varied Services

Total Impact is a local Trade School partner for WPW. Total Impact offers training opportunities and certificates for those in WPW who wish to pursue a trade. Many like commercial truck driving, HVAC technicians and plumbers require special licenses. Total Impact provides training in the following areas:

CDL Truck drivers training - 50 hours of classroom lessons and 50 hours of on the road training. The student will only have to go to the DMV for the picture on the license. 

Heavy Equipment Training - 16 to 24 hours of classroom training in Backhoe, track loader, excavator and forklift classes. Students will get a certificate of completion from Wilson Community College.

Concrete Finishers - students will learn forming, stamp, slick and grading techniques. Certificate of competition will come from Total Impact.Painting  - Students will be paid as they learn both commercial and residential painting. (This particular area has a need of 40 people currently).

HVAC and Plumbing - This is a work while learning program. Students will get certificates of completion once they complete the program. 

Transportation - Total Impact has 2 small buses which hold 15 people and 2 large buses which hold 56 people each. They will take and pick up our consumers for their work schedules. They will even take our consumers to other counties. Total Impact can also use those being trained to refurbish houses to help alleviate housing needs for those coming out of prison or military service.

Self-Help Credit Union

Adrian Dixon, Regional Manager of SHCU, is working with WPW to put together a comprehensive financial program for our specific population. Part of becoming assimilated is to be able to obtain bank accounts, have access to credit, financial coaching, as well as individual financial literacy teaching.

This is a program where the consumer gets to sit with the counselor and decide their own goals. Everyone can begin with a bank account, which is only $5 to become a member. If they wish, they can open a checking account. Eventually a secured credit card, unsecured credit card, obtain credit and the ability to purchase a home. They address all of the financial hurdles that someone leaving jail/prison might face.They are also welcoming veterans to have a counselor to help them meet goals.

Solid Ground Landscaping, LLC

Montez James, co-founder of Solid Ground Landscaping, LLC, has agreed to hire justice-impacted citizens in his company that has contracts all over eastern North Carolina.

Wilson Preparatory Academy

Darryl Woodard, co-founder and head of Wilson Preparatory Academy, has run a program for children of incarcerated people. He has agreed to partner with WPW on a similar program for 50 children, grades K-12, giving them access to top education, tutoring, sports and other activities.

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