JUMPSTART receives $100,000 grant from the Truist Foundation to create living wage opportunities for returning citizens
JUMPSTART received a $100,000 grant from the Truist Foundation for workforce development around JUMPSTART’s recently created employment initiative.
GREENVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA, USA, November 22, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — JUMP START announced that it had received a $100,000 grant from the Truist Foundation to be used for workforce development around JUMPSTART’s recently created employment initiative.
Cary Sanders, Executive Director of JUMPSTART, says, “As our community provides transformative opportunities for men and women, our entire community wins together.”
JUMPSTART’s employment initiative creates living wage opportunities to help men and women move forward in realizing their potential. Using partnerships with businesses, services and education, JUMPSTART’s employment initiative breaks down barriers to securing decent paying employment for the 1,136 people released from incarceration in Spartanburg and Greenville each year. Through this support, men and women will receive the resources they need to thrive and establish themselves as productive and contributing members of society.
“To help formerly incarcerated people rebuild their lives, it’s critical that we support efforts to help them achieve self-reliance and employment,” said Wes Lehrer, Spartanburg Market President for Truist. “Our support of JUMPSTART will provide essential job training and other essential services to prevent recurrence and enable long-term success, and it’s also how we fulfill Truist’s goal to inspire and build better lives and communities.”
JUMPSTART is a rehabilitation program that combines Christian teaching, discipleship, mentoring, job training, transitional housing and other support services that dramatically reduces the number of people returning to prison by helping them to become a productive member of society. With programs inside eighteen South Carolina state prisons and a holistic approach to reintegration, JUMPSTART creates transformative opportunities for returning citizens. With a 96% success rate, families are reunited, generational cycles of violence are broken, communities are made safer, and individuals look forward to a future greater than their past.
About the Truist Foundation
The Truist Foundation is committed to fulfilling the Truist Financial Corporation (NYSE: TFC) goal of inspiring and building better lives and communities. Established in 2020, the foundation makes strategic investments in nonprofits to help ensure the communities it serves have more opportunities for a better quality of life. Truist Foundation grants and activities focus on creating career paths to economic mobility and strengthening small businesses. Learn more at Truist.com/Foundation.