Journey of A Jobless Man

The New York Times article below, published on September 2, highlights the difficulties with finding a job in our new economy.  The struggle to find stable employment is compounded when one has a criminal background and no college degree. The Bronx Reentry Working Group, a coalition of Bronx-based community partners, academics, corrections officials, reentry organizations policy makers and residents committed to addressing the social and health disparities of individuals with histories of criminal justice involvement has created an economic development subcommittee to seek out ways to address this very issue. If you are interested in getting involved or learning more, please contact Mandy Restivo at  

Published: September 2, 2011
Frederick Deare lost his job in a Bronx factory on June 25, 2010. How does a 53-year-old with only a G.E.D. find a job in the new economy?