Creating jobs and transforming lives
PAR-Recycle Works is a prime example of how multiple social causes can be brought together to have a broader community impact.
Ex-offenders have the odds stacked against them upon their release. Most have no job and no home to return to. Without these foundational elements, the rate of reoffending and returning to the criminal justice system is incredibly high—up to 60% in Philadelphia County
Using the revenue generated by its recycling business, PAR-RecycleWorks is helping formerly incarcerated individuals rebuild their lives by providing gainful employment, job skills, character development, the experience of community and resources to community social services. PAR-Recycle Works helps to break down the barriers to employment and helps individuals develop those vital skills that greatly increase the chance of sustained future employment and decrease the instances of re-offending .
PAR-Recycle Works strives to work with employers who are willing to hire returning citizens who have developed essential job skills and are ready to move from transitional employment to full gainful employment.
Looking back, you realize that a very special person passed briefly through your life, and that person was you. It is not too late to become that person again.