Posts in “prison-services” (9)

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The Free Library is committed to connecting with all the residents of Philadelphia. With our Prison & Reentry Services program, we are reaching out to men and women experiencing incarceration… continue reading Incarcerated & Returning Citizens: Sharing Stories and Building Supports

By written by Micaela G.    August 8, 2019    2

Storm Rhodes is a Library Assistant at the David Cohen Ogontz Library , and a member of Cohort 1 of the Skills for Community-Centered Libraries training. In this post, she shares what she has… continue reading Expanding Legal Literacy in Neighborhood Libraries

By written by Community-Centered Libraries    February 6, 2019   

Welcome to " Ask the Job Readiness Lab ," a series of blog posts in which we address the questions of job seekers and share our answers with a broader audience. Here our partner, the… continue reading Ask the Job Readiness Lab: "I have a criminal record – how do I go about a job search?"

By written by Annette M.    January 12, 2018    1

Are you looking for a job? Do you have a criminal record? If you answered "yes" to both these questions, then please join us for the Reentry Resource Fair , which will take place this… continue reading Reentry Job Resources Fair

By written by Administrator    October 25, 2017   

We are thrilled that  Stories Alive , a partnership between the Free Library Prison Services program and the Philadelphia Department of Prisons, has been successfully up and running for more… continue reading Free Library Prison Services Success

By written by Micaela G.    March 27, 2017   

Incarcerated mothers and fathers face many challenges to maintain bonds with their children in the face of difficult circumstances. Limited time in prison visiting rooms is not always enough.… continue reading One Year of Stories Alive: Looking Back and Planning Ahead

By written by Micaela G.    December 28, 2016    2

by Ned Scharff A little boy gazes into a Free Library video screen when suddenly a familiar face appears—that of the boy's father, an inmate in a Philadelphia prison. "Dad,"… continue reading Focus On: Free Library Prison Services

By written by Administrator    November 21, 2016    1

As the Free Library’s Prison Services program enters the second half of its first year running the Stories Alive program, we are very happy to report the program’s continued… continue reading Stories Alive: Family Story Hour for Incarcerated Parents and Their Children

By written by Micaela G.    September 28, 2016    3

In December, the Free Library announced an impactful pilot program and partnership with the Philadelphia Prison System (PPS). We are pleased to report that our focused effort to reach out to… continue reading Stories Alive Connects Incarcerated Parents and Their Families Through Reading

By written by Titus M.    June 15, 2016    1