It’s your time.

It’s your turn.

It’s your choice.

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to support you.

Where Affirmations Inspire Transformations and Uplift People

The Challenge

The Number of People Incarcerated across the state of Maryland in 2018

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The Rate of Recidivism in the State of Maryland

Number of People in the District of Columbia in the Criminal Justice System

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Rate of Recidivism in the District of Columbia

The Number of People Incarcerated across the state of Virginia in 2018

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Rate of Recidivism in the State of Virginia

The Solution

Wait Up! decreases the probability of recidivism by:

Offering a nationally certified job-training program within the hospitality industry that provides a career pathway for returning citizens. Employers then are able to interview pre-screened candidates from our program to fill available positions.

Partnering with financial institutions to offer financial literacy workshops and asset development (funding higher education, owning a car or home, having a savings account, getting/repairing credit) to promote both short and long term success for returning citizens.

Increasing the employ-ability of returning citizens through soft skills development, higher order thinking skills and basic computer skills. Program participants gain the knowledge, attitudes, and skills to bolster their confidence in changing the path of their life.