Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) is an evidence-based prison re-entry program designed to help recently released, formerly incarcerated men and women successfully rejoin the workforce. CEO’s model centers on immediate transitional work, enabling participants to regain the habits and stability of a full-time job, while working with CEO staff to position themselves for a permanent, unsubsidized job. In recent evaluations, CEO’s employment model proved to both reduce prison recidivism and save taxpayer dollars through decreased criminal justice spending. CEO currently has sites in 13 cities across four states serving 4,500 people each year.
OUR WORK: GroundFloor invested $100k in seed funding and mentoring focused on launching CEO in the Dallas market. Mentoring support from an organizational development expert helped CEO to develop a growth capital strategy, transitional work partner prospects, and local staff hiring strategy.Visit Center for Employment Opportunities online!