City of Philadelphia to Host Ex-Offender Expo

WHO:            Everett Gillison, Chief of Staff and Deputy Mayor for Public Safety

                        Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr., 4th District and Chair of Committee on Public Safety

                        William Hart, R.I.S.E. Executive Director

WHAT:          Everett Gillison and City officials will welcome returning citizens to the R.I.S.E. Ex-Offender Expo during the opening session.


                        The Expo will host up to 100 employers and service providers. Workshops include workforce development, mock interviewing, and acing a face-to-face interview. R.I.S.E. will have a cyber café on site, with volunteers and staff assisting participants in filling out applications and creating email addresses. The organization will also host a literacy walk with representation from the Mayor’s Commission on Literacy.


Pre-registration is mandatory. Interested participants are encouraged to go to to complete the on-line registration via computer or smart phone.


WHERE:        Pennsylvania Convention Center, Terrace Rooms 1 & 2, 4th Floor


WHEN:          Tuesday, July 30, 2013                9:30 a.m.



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