I am currently a first year graduate student at Iona College, working toward my Master of Arts degree in Public Relations. I also graduated from Quinnipiac University, located in Hamden, CT, in 2015 with my Bachelors degree in Media Studies, and a minor in sociology.
I created In The Works because I wanted to build a community for those who struggle to turn their life around because of their background. For those who are falsely convicted, those who receive harsh sentences for small crimes, those who are trying to overcome an addiction, or those who have gone through a rough patch that has left them homeless.
Studies have shown that when they become employed, ex-offenders are less likely to wind up back in jail. But that being said, 75% of ex-offenders still find themselves having difficulty finding a stable job.
If you can relate to these circumstances, whether you were successful or not, what are you waiting for? Share your second chance story now.