How might we design and pilot a digital literacy and workforce development curriculum for formerly incarcerated men and women?
This case study is a part of a broader partnership with Salesforce, where Salesforce employees volunteer their time and skills to improve the operations and capacity of nonprofit organizations.
One such nonprofit is Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO), an organization that provides paid employment opportunities, skills training, and ongoing career support to men and women aged 18-65 recently released from prison.
The Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) offers individuals, who have been recently released from prison, the ongoing support necessary to build career capital and financial stability. CEO believes that everyone, regardless of their past, deserves the chance to work toward a stronger future for themselves, their families, and their communities. As the largest reentry employment provider in the country, CEO is using their scale, experience, and data – backed by their participants’ feedback on what works – to change the way the government invests in criminal justice and workforce development.
CEO’s model for reducing recidivism and increasing employment:
Salesforce employees got involved with this project as skilled volunteers, contributing a variety of important skills including using their training and technical expertise to design a digital literacy pilot program for CEO participants . The collaboration with Braven was facilitated virtually as the employees who volunteered spanned multiple regions across the country, including: New York, Florida, Atlanta, San Francisco, and Seattle.
Throughout the engagement, volunteers:
CEO indicated that it feels empowered by the tools and technology needed to make the recommendations provided as part of this engagement.