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Where Affirmations Inspire Transformations and Uplift People
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Closing the revolving door of recidivism and opening the door of hope and opportunity for all. This is the philosophy that fuels the vision behind the mission and vision of Wait Up!
The Number of People Incarcerated across the state of Maryland in 2018
The Rate of Recidivism in the State of Maryland
Number of People in the District of Columbia in the Criminal Justice System
Rate of Recidivism in the District of Columbia
The Number of People Incarcerated across the state of Virginia in 2018
Rate of Recidivism in the State of Virginia
Wait Up! decreases the probability of recidivism by:
Offering multiple certifications in Career Development Hospitality Training courses that provide a career pathway for second-chance 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 lives.