EMERGE relies on the support of our community volunteers and friends. Donate today, and ask us about volunteer opportunities with EMERGE program services and community service efforts to be a part of the change.
Hire an EMERGE work crew for your next big (or small) project. Specializing in residential deconstruction, general landscaping, painting, snow removal, and property cleanups, we guarantee satisfaction and handle each job with pride.
EMERGE Connecticut, Inc. is a Transitional Workforce Development Program with the goal of providing recently released ex-offenders in the Greater New Haven area with the opportunity to end the pattern of recidivism. EMERGE crewmembers are offered paid, part-time training in construction, landscaping and property management while at the same time engaging in an array of unpaid program components designed to promote behavioral change. This combination of on-the-job training and program services has proven successful with New Haven’s re-entry population since July of 2011.
Shaka Senghor transformed his life while serving nineteen years in prison, seven of which were spent in solitary confinement. A leading voice in criminal justice reform, Senghor’s story speaks to the human impact of mass incarceration.
He has inspired mothers of murder victims to forgive, inspired young men in the streets to choose a college degree over a prison number, and shifted the thinking of tough-on-crime advocates from the lock-em-up-throw-away-the-key mentality to believing redemption is possible.
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Are you a recently released ex-offender in the New Haven area? Are you interested in a career in Construction, Landscaping or Property Management? “Earn and Learn” with EMERGE CT, Inc. Sign up for our next Orientation today.