I am posting for the first time so that I may begin the use of this discussion board. Early in the new year, I will be taking part in a discussion with staff in a CBO on employment issues for people with huge barriers to getting/keeping a good job (specifically, mental health issues, criminal backgrounds, motivation, to name a few). I would like to have your thoughts, experiences, etc., with this issue. I will also continue to post as this discussion continues through the year.
I am a WILMA member from the Minneapolis ABE consortium working on special work-readiness and workforce education projects with Project for Pride in Living (PPL), based in the Phillips area of south Minneapolis. I am currently housed in PPL's Learning Center at the corner of Chicago and Franklin.
I look forward to "talking" to you on this forum.