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Thursday, March 5, 2015

The CT Reentry Entrepreneurial Course, By Barry Diamond- Reentry Survivor & Guest Blogger

Progressive Prison Project

Innocent Spouse & Children Project

Greenwich I Weston I Bridgeport

Connecticut
 

The CT Reentry Entrepreneurial Course

By Barry Diamond- Reentry Survivor 
& Guest Blogger

Our friend Barry Diamond is the founder of ReentrySurvivors.com, a website publishing reentry stories and hosting information about the Connecticut Reentry Roundtables. - Jeff
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My name is Barry Diamond & I am a released prisoner.  Prior to prison I owned a business consulting company that taught companies how to work smarter not harder.  For the past 2 ½ years, I have been teaching formerly incarcerated people how to get a job.  I have discovered something very interesting.  Some of them should not look for employment.  The reason is that some of them should be self-employed.  They have skills & walk to the beat of a different drummer.  Prior to incarceration some earned good money at a skilled job while some were already in business for themselves.  If we are to allow each & every person (including formerly incarcerated) to express their dreams, maybe the time is right to create an Entrepreneurial course exclusively for formerly incarcerated persons.  Many organizations are struggling to find employment for them.  With the economy still sagging & businesses reluctant to hire (especially people with a criminal past)a new direction must be taken.  

I have created the first CT Reentry Entrepreneurial Course, exclusively for formerly incarcerated persons.  In the past (for 3 years) I taught this same course as an evening adult education course at the local High School.  Currently the course is being taught in Bridgeport at the Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport, 1100 Boston Ave., Bldg.5a, Bridgeport.  See below for information:
                                      

REENTRY SURVIVORS PRESENTS
CT REENTRY ENTREPRENEURIAL COURSE

A FREE WEEKLY SELF-EMPLOYED READINESS COURSE
FOR FORMERLY INCARCERATED PERSONS

9-SESSIONS, STARTING MAY 1 through JUNE 26, 2015 FRIDAYS from 9-11:30 am, at: The Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport, 1100 Boston Ave., Bldg. 5A, Bridgeport, CT.

LEARN EVERYTHNG YOU NEED TO KNOW TO OPERATE YOUR OWN SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS!

ARE YOU? A SELF-STARTER, HARD WORKING, NOT AFRAID TO FAIL, SPORTS MINDED


THEN FIND OUT HOW TO ENROLL
Contact Barry Diamond: (203) 767-4090
or E-MAIL: reentrysurvivors@gmail.com 


There are only 8 seats available!

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Rev. Jeff Grant, JD, M Div, Minister/Director
jgrant@prisonist.org
(o) 203-769-1096
(m) 203-339-5887



Lynn Springer, Founding Advocate, Innocent Spouse & Children Project
lspringer@prisonist.org 
(203) 536-5508


George Bresnan, Advocate, Ex-Pats
gbresnan@prisonist.org
(203) 609-5088

Jim Gabal, Development
jgabal@prisonist.org
(203) 858-2865

Babz Rawls Ivy, Media Contact
mediababz@gmail.com
(203) 645-9278   





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1 comment:

  1. I was wondering if you would be able to tape this presentation. I live in Cleveland, Ohio, and I work with a local prison ministry and a local reentry job readiness and placement service. I believe entrepreneurship is the answer to the barriers ex-offenders face in gaining employment. I would like to start a similar program here. I can be reached at secondchances38@gmail.com or ralvarez38 @yahoo.com. Thank you for any help you can provide and God bless.-Rich Alvarez

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