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MAN’S STORY OF VIOLENCE AND REDEMPTION ON DISPLAY AT FWMOA
A man who went to prison for 22 years said his life didn’t end with that sentence. It was just beginning. His story, and others like his, are being told at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art.
UNITED WAY FUNDING FOR BLUE JACKET!
United Way of Allen County wants to know what kind of community residents want to live in. Officials so far have hosted seven listening sessions with 70 participants and have 33 more planned.
BLUE JACKET GRADUATE FEATURED ON “21COUNTRY”
Kertina found redemption, and a helping hand, here…at Blue Jacket on South Calhoun. ..a not-for-profit that offers people with a troubled past and considered unemployable, help finding a job
SECOND CHANCES ART EXHIBIT TELLS POWERFUL STORIES OF TRIUMPH AND REDEMPTION
Thirteen (13) local contemporary artists were paired with thirteen (13) Blue Jacket graduates to create artwork to tell the graduates' stories of triumph.
ART GALLERY SHOWCASES SECOND CHANCES
Two groups have teamed up to showcase an art exhibit that highlights heartache and triumph. The Second Chances Exhibit and Fundraiser will feature several people in the community who have earned their second chance at employment and life.
AWS FOUNDATION HANDS THE FANTASY OF LIGHTS BULBS OVER TO BLUE JACKET
Blue Jacket gladly accepted hosting the long-lasting tradition of the Fantasy of Lights to help fund the hundreds of clients that seek their services annually.
OLD NATIONAL BANK FOUNDATIONS AWARDS CAREER ACADEMY GRANT!
Thank you to Old National Bank Foundation for their generous award to the Career Academy.
SECOND CHANCE PROGRAM EXPANDS
When a local outfit called Blue Jacket opened its doors back in 2005, the goal was to take people with criminal records, teach them the ways of the real world, help find them jobs and watch what happened.
BLUE JACKET AWARDED CITY FACADE GRANT!
Addressing community members Tuesday morning at Doolittle Electric, Fort Wayne city officials announced the recipients of the latest round of facade grant funding.
Job-training agency basking in success, financial stability
A year ago, a local agency that provides job training and other services to ex-offenders was fighting for its very survival. Today, it’s celebrating both the success of its mission and the stability of its once-shaky finances.
ORGANIZATION HELPS DECREASE NUMBER OF PEOPLE RETURNING TO JAIL
In July 2013, a new law took effect in Indiana: if people with Class D felonies stay clean for 5 years, they can have their criminal record wiped clean. Leaders at Blue Jacket said that law is providing incentive for ex-offenders to stay on the right path.
BLUE JACKET, INC. HAS BIGGER IMPACT ON CRIME REDUCTION THAN EVER PREDICTED
The nine-year old Blue Jacket, Inc., a Fort Wayne-based nonprofit, had only 9% of its graduates with criminal backgrounds return to crime and a 66% employment rate within three months of graduating the 4-week training.