VOA Works

Workforce Development Program

VOA Works provides evidence-based interventions to remove barriers to employment for returning citizens and individuals living in low-income areas of Baltimore.

Located at our Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Community Reentry Resource Center in Baltimore at 4900 E. Monument St., VOA Works is an employment and training program designed to remove barriers to employment by building strong partnerships. VOA Works prepares participants for employment by providing a structured program that will address non-skill-related barriers for employment for returning citizens and other at-risk populations.

About

In Maryland, an estimated 10,000 incarcerated adults are released into their communities each year without the opportunities and support needed to maximize their potential. As a result, roughly 40 percent of these individuals re-offend within three years of release. This problem is amplified within the city limits of Baltimore, which is home to 30 percent of people incarcerated in Maryland. Here at Volunteers of America Chesapeake & Carolinas, we work to provide the second chance this underserved population needs to succeed through our community re-entry services and the VOA Works program.

For inquiries, please contact us at:

Phone: (410) 826-0122 | Kevin Trussell – ktrussell@voaches.org

Services Provided

  • Case Management
  • Employment Readiness Assessment
  • Supportive Services
  • Development Skills
  • Training & Apprenticeship Programs
  • Vocational & Occupational Training
  • Placement into Unsubsidized Employment

Eligibility

  • Adults age 25 or older
  • Released from prison or jail within 180 days of enrollment
  • Reside in an identified high-poverty
  • community in Baltimore City
  • Minimum or Medium level of risk
  • Never been convicted of a sex crime
  • Priority of service to veterans & spouses of veterans

Workforce Industries

  • Business Services
  • Healthcare ‚Äč& Social Assistance
  • Information Technology
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Transportation & Warehousing
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Bioscience

VOA Works Advisory Board Members

Dr. Sheryl Neverson

VICE PRESIDENT, MARYLAND PROGRAMS, VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA CHESAPEAKE

Kevin Trussell

PROGRAM DIRECTOR, VOA WORKS/VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA CHESAPEAKE

Michael Hunter

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, ENTEL

Crystal Carpenter

QUALITY ASSURANCE & DATA MANAGER, VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA CHESAPEAKE

Andre Robinson

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, INNOVATON VILLAGES:BALTIMORE

Jay Hackett

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, APEXXADAMS

Tyrone Roper

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, MAYOR’S OFFICE OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Gary Antonino

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, NCIA

Caryn York

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, JOB OPPORTUNITIES TASK FORCE (JOTF)

Kim LiPira

DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, MARTIN ARCHITECTURE GROUP

Dr. Kevin Daniels

FACULTY, MORGAN STATE UNIVERSITY

Dr. Allen Tien

PRESIDENT & CHIEF SCIENCE OFFICER, MEDICAL DECISION LOGIC, INC. (MDLOGIX)

Archbishop Ralph L.Dennis

PRESIDING PRELATE/KINGDOM FELLOWSHIP COVENANT MINISTRIES, INC.

Bishop Gregory Dennis

SENIOR PASTOR, KINGDOM WORSHIP CENTER


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