Project Phoenix, an initiative of Texas New Era Center, is a comprehensive, second-chance program founded to assist in securing middle-wage, middle-skill jobs via Union apprenticeship training for young, first-time, non-violent, felony probationers in areas with a strong union presence.
Running concurrent to their probationary term, qualified candidates are offered the opportunity to commit to a multi-year training program in a skilled trade that provides the experience, education, and skills required to become building trade workers. By combining classroom studies, on-the-job training, and living-wage pay, Project Phoenix is looking to help the candidates follow a pathway to genuine rehabilitation. Project Phoenix believes candidates should follow a probation-to-vocation pathway – NOT a school-to-prison pipeline.
OUR WORK: GroundFloor invested $25k in seed funding and mentoring focused on growing Project Phoenix’s impact. Mentoring from a sales strategy and sales coach expert helped to develop a marketing and branding strategy to increase awareness, a fundraising plan, and increasing key stakeholder relationships to scale their impact.Visit Project Phoenix online!