Urban Re-Entry Jobs Program

What is the Urban Re-Entry Jobs Program?

Funded by the U.S. Department of Labor, the Urban Re-Entry Jobs Program is an adult prisoner re-entry program that targets adult returning citizens who are in work release programs.

URJP Services

URJP offers workforce development and training services to previously incarcerated individuals so that they can successfully re-enter the labor market.  Our program facilitates a career pathway committee and takes a “skills-based” training approach tailored to the needs of employers and clients, supporting individuals through the attainment of industry-recognized credentials, graduate equivalency diploma and the pursuit of higher education. 

Affiliate UJRP Programs

The National Urban League UJRP program operates in Chicago and New Orleans. To learn more about the program, contact one of the following affiliates.

Chicago Urban League                            
Urban League of Greater New Orleans

Our Impact

Launched in June 2015, the UJRP program is expected to provide employment & training services to a total of 200 ex-offenders by September 30, 2017.

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Success Stories

Houston Resident Buys 1st Home with Urban League’s Help Thanks to the Urban League’s youth and adult programs, Michael P. was able to purchase his first home in the community in which he grew up....