Economic Sustainability

Suitable employment is paramount for individuals starting a new pathway in life. Through, GEAA’s career readiness program, participants can learn employment skills that will help them explore short-term employment options and set long-term career goals while finding sustainable vocation pathways.
 

 

Project SC Reconnect

GEAA’s Project SC Reconnect is a twelve-week career readiness program that provides trauma-informed cognitive behavioral therapy combined with employment education to participants who desire to become better equipped job seekers who can transition back into a workplace environment with ease. Project SC Reconnect offers participants an opportunity to work through past traumatic experiences while developing skill sets in a variety of areas such as performing effective job searches, resume writing tips, preparing for interviews, workplace expectations, and customer service. GEAA relies heavily on community collaborations with SC Works, Alston Wilkes, Greenville Tech, Goodwill, and the upstate reentry community service providers for joint training initiatives and/or employment placement. GEAA participates in statewide second chance job fairs where onsite SLED checks can be provided for $26.00 along with notary services for pardon applications for those interested in completing a pardon application at the event. Depending on incoming donations, GEAA reserves the right to provide one-time community vouchers to assist job seekers with the cost of the SLED report. GEAA also works with Upstate businesses to provide scholarships to returning citizens who need assistance with driver’s license reinstatement fees or state I.D. cards. Dr. Rosie Banks also provides individual traumatic cognitive behavioral sessions. For more information contact Dr. Rosie Banks at rbanks@geaasc.org.