Education Behind and Beyond Bars

Media May 18, 2021

“‘You can’t look for and apply and do a video interview and get a job today without having both the basic digital skills and access to an up-to-date device with internet,’ said Dane Worthington, director of economic opportunity at the Center for Employment Opportunities, one of the nonprofit partners working with Google. ‘If you can get access, if you have the device and the basic skills, it’s a window to the world and lifelong learning, so there’s also an empowerment element as well.’

Worthington said the Center for Employment Opportunities definitely saw an uptick in support this year from donors. Since the pandemic hit, the organization received enough funding to dole out $30 million in emergency grants to over 10,000 people newly released from prisons.”

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