About Us

EMERGE Connecticut, Inc. began in 2010 as Empower Enterprises, LLC - a pilot initiative launched under Empower New Haven, Inc. The program was created to provide male and female offenders entering or re-entering the workforce with applied skills training and paid work opportunities along with the educational and life skill supports that better position them on their journey to attain stable employment and economic independence. Read more.

Our Services

Participants are provided opportunities to apply their existing and newly aquired skill sets under the supervision of a crew chief. C.O.R.E. crew members are evaluated daily to ensure quality workmanship and a positive attitude within the work place. Read more.

The C.O.R.E. Experience

Through the Community Offender Re-Entry Experience (C.O.R.E.) EMERGE Connecticut Inc. offers a unique "Earn and Learn" program model that targets recently released adult offenders returning to the Greater New Haven region who have had multiple employment obstables, including low levels of literacy and numeracy, and limited or no work experience. Read more.