Who we serve: 18-24-year-olds who have been arrested or charged with a crime
Where: Broward County
Goal: To put returning citizens on the path to self-sufficiency
For individuals released from the criminal justice system, the environment they return to can influence their ability to seek and maintain employment. Many returning citizens face multiple barriers, including substance abuse, unstable work history prior to being incarcerated, lack of housing and lack of training or education.
RENEW Broward (Rebuilding Efforts, Networks, Education and Work) is a free program designed to help adults gain greater self-sufficiency by providing placement in jobs that pay a livable wage. It is under our Workforce Development Pillar of Service.
RENEW Broward helps young adults get education and occupational skills training that leads to an industry-recognized credential in the following fields: Construction & Building Trades; Transportation & Utilities; Professional & Business Services; Information Technology; Education & Health Services and Leisure & Hospitality.
Participants who do not have high school equivalency have the option of enrolling in GED or High School Diploma programs. This program also reinforces soft skills (e.g., being on time to work, communication, and professionalism in the workplace) and provides the individual with work history for his or her resume.
RENEW is funded by the US Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration.