The PA CareerLink® REAL Reentry Program began a virtual coffee talk series to better connect with community partners and meet with potential new participants. During these virtual meetups, get to know the REAL reentry team as they share about their program and services while facilitating group discussion.
The series is in partnership with local coffee shops to promote small businesses. While the talks are currently conducted exclusively through Zoom, the program intends to eventually meet in person for these talks when restrictions subside in adherence with the government’s response to the ongoing pandemic.
Starting next week, on Thursday, January 14th from 11 AM to 12 PM, the program kicks off the 2021 series in partnership with POUR Coffee House in Wilkes-Barre. Join the REAL team to discuss what new year’s resolutions you can achieve by clicking the link to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcqf-2spzsuGNAHNnyzioZ-o2AxeARj6nV9
If you can’t make next week’s REAL Virtual Coffee Talk, you can still participate in one of the other upcoming meetups. Please click the links below to register:
Thursday, February 18th, 2021 from 11 AM to 12 PM: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYlf-uhrz8uGtRJcbY6ALZkUmp2DSu1nIE-
Thursday, March 18th, 2021 from 11 AM to 12 PM: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcrdO6srzotHdce-OppM9IAkNWMllRgmv86
The series had a soft launch late last year when the REAL team partnered with Hope & Coffee in Tamaqua, a coffee house that serves and employs people in recovery.
REAL: Reconnect, Engage, Advocate, and Lead is a reentry program for justice-involved young adults, ages 18-24, in Luzerne and Schuylkill counties. Program staff support and guide participants in overcoming their unique barriers to obtaining successful employment.