Rethreaded and Operation New Hope are teaming up and looking for a group of business leaders who will help jump start a new movement we are calling Catalyst. We envision a deeper connection between non-profits, businesses, and our community, and the business community must take a bigger lead so that we all may rise.
We held our first Catalyst event on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 on the 22nd floor of the Vystar downtown building. Read all about it here.
On October 1, 2021, we will hold our first Catalyst Steering Committee meeting at Operation New Hope. If you are interested in helping to shape this important and exciting initiative, please join us! If you have any questions, please contact Amanda Mahan, Director of Marketing and Communications at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Without a stable job, 85% of survivors of human trafficking will likely be trafficked again. Rethreaded was founded 10 years ago by Kristin Keen to provide employment to local survivors and help them rebuild their lives and remove the barrier of employment.
Over the last decade, Rethreaded’s mission has been to renew hope, reignite dreams and release potential for human trafficking survivors locally and globally through business. Rethreaded has employed 74 survivors, contributed to the support of over 4,000 women globally, and collaborated with over 200 companies.
With over 20 years of experience providing reentry services, Operation New Hope is a leader in the field. Our mission is to provide support to people with a criminal history and place them in employment that offers a sustainable quality of life. We build stronger communities by creating opportunities to realize second chances and reduce recidivism through strategic partnerships with employers, community partners and the judicial system. Our nationally-recognized Ready4Work® program saves taxpayers millions of critical dollars each year that can be reinvested back into communities to help address poverty, lack of quality affordable housing, limited education, mental illness, substance abuse, and other root causes of incarceration. The success of the program is evident in the transformation stories of its clients, enhanced hiring practices for employment partners, healthier communities and families, and better public safety through reduced recidivism. More info can be found at operationnewhope.org.