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ReConnect Inc. proposes youth crime prevention program

November 06, 2019

"ReConnect, Inc., an Omaha non-profit aimed at helping "at risk youth", says we need to change the way we approach crime prevention.

LaVon Stennis-Williams, Founder and Executive Director of ReConnect Inc. wants to reform the way we prevent young people from getting involved in a life of crime. 

Instead of offering services after they come out of places like the Douglas County Youth Center, they want to get involved before."

 

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The Legacy Of Army Staff Sgt. Kyle LeFlore Lives On at ReConnect, Inc.

February 10, 2018

ReConnect, Inc. has officially renamed their employment center The Kyle LeFlore Community Employment and Resource Center in honor of the late Army Staff Sgt. Kyle LeFlore.

 

"Kyle was a great man. He was always positive. He lived a great life and we want to manifest his story by telling our clients about him," Assistant Director Davon White said. 

ReConnect, Inc. Renames Employment Center After Late Army Staff Sgt. Kyle LeFlore

February 10, 2018

ReConnect, Inc. will now be known as The Kyle W. LeFlore Community Employment and Resource Center to honor LeFlore's legacy in changing lives in the community. 

A dedication ceremony with Leflore's family and friends was held on February 3rd. In support of the newly renamed center, The LeFlore family gifted the center with a 72-inch projector screen and the establishment of a scholarship, which will be distributed through ReConnect.

 

“We’re just getting started changing lives in this community,” LaTasha LeFlore, LeFlore's wife, said. “We will continue Kyle’s legacy.”

ReConnect, Inc. Prepares Reentry Citizens for a Successful Life Outside of Prison

December 04, 2017

Local Omaha magazine The Reader featured ReConnect, Inc. in their story about local reentry programs helping current and former incarcerated individuals on their path to a successful future. 

Tool Box Credentials Program Gives Inmates the Tools to Succeed

May 26, 2017

WOWT highlighted ReConnect, Inc.'s Tool Box Credentials program, which provides entry level construction skills and industry recognized credentials to current and newly released inmates. The Tool Box Credentials program has been successfully operating for two years and continues to provide second chances to reentry citizens interested in a career in construction.

 

Tool Box Credentials graduates also receive job readiness training, interview skills, resume development, and participate in a job fair leading to immediate employment for many of our graduates.

Tool Box Credentials Program Helps Shortage of Construction Workers

February 21, 2017

ReConnect, Inc.'s week-long Tool Box Credentials program was featured on KETV for helping to bridge the gap of Omaha's shortage of construction workers. The training course provides newly released individuals from Nebraska State Prisons the opportunity to receive industry recognized credentials to prepare for a career in construction. Tool Box Credentials participants receive credentials and certifications in areas such as First Aid/CPR, OSHA 10 Safety Card, Lead RRP Training, Crane Signaling, and much more.

 

For more information or register for the upcoming Tool Box Credentials course in May, please call 402-934-4933. 

ReConnect, Inc. Offers Second Chances

October 31, 2016

ReConnect, Inc. was featured on KIOS FM radio station. Click the picture or link below to listen to Executive Director LaVon Stennis-Williams speak about the great things her program is doing for the community. 

ReConnect, Inc. Helps At-Risk Youth and Former Inmates

June 28, 2016

ReConnect, Inc. was featured on KETV explaining how we help at-risk youth and former inmates overcome personal and employment barriers. 

ReConnect, Inc. Breaks Down Employment Barriers

April 04, 2015

Local Omaha organization offers construction boot camp to train construction job seekers and to help local businesses fill the shortage gap of skilled workers. "ReConnect gave the students the tools needed for the job. They provided actual tools -- like hammers -- as well as the tools needed to land a career."

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