Economic Opportunities was formed in 1991 as an operational ministry of the non-profit 501(c)(3) Memphis Leadership Foundation and has been a staple in reentry workforce development ever since.
The mission of EcOp is to equip ex-offenders with the knowledge, skills, and resources needed to obtain stable employment and economic empowerment.
EcOp offers Certified Forklift Training to returning citizens registered with the Memphis & Shelby County Office of Reentry (MSCOR).
HopeWorks, Inc. is a faith-based organization that offers Personal Career and Development classes to individuals living under the poverty level or homeless.
HopeWorks, Inc. offers Adult Education and Literacy Improvement to the participants of the Memphis & Shelby County Office of Reentry.
Neighborhood Christian Center (NCC)’s mission is to build stronger families and neighborhoods by providing compassionate, Christ-centered ministries to those in need.
NCC partners with MSCOR to meet the personal needs and additional case management to individuals recently released from incarceration.
Christ Community Health Services provides healthcare to those living below the federal guidelines for poverty.
Christ Community Health Services/Baptist Healthcare provides bridge healthcare to individuals recently released from incarceration as well as those who have experience with the Justice System and classified as “homeless.”
The Workforce Investment Network (WIN) is a community resource that prepares job seekers for jobs and helps connect them with employment opportunities in Memphis, Shelby County, and Fayette County.
WIN partners with MSCOR to provide workforce training and education.
The Justice Group is multi-disciplinary collaborative that convened in 2013 to renew the conversation regarding enhanced reentry resources and a reentry continuum.
That group is made up of many agencies who deliver reentry services throughout Memphis and Shelby County. This collaboration’s focus is establishing Best Practices among service providers to create a systemic method of measuring outcomes and successes of individuals returning to the community from incarceration – returning citizens.
Members of the Justice Group: