Five Keys works closely with many in-custody and reentry partners to help provide wraparound services post-release which greatly increases the chances that inmate/students will use what they’ve learned in school to establish a positive lifestyle, employment and reduce recidivism.
By partnering with city agencies, workforce development programs, and CBOs, Five Keys has established various satellite programs at sites throughout the greater San Francisco and Los Angeles regions, eliminating a major barrier to our target population attending school. Under this unique program design, bringing the school to the client with wrap-around support and the case-management services of our partnering organizations, we provide greater opportunities for these clients to restart their education, advance towards graduation, and pursue further goals of post-secondary education, employment and positive reentry into the community.
Five Keys reentry programs recent success stories include one of our dog grooming students
getting hired at PETCO in Hollywood. At a recent Resource Fair, we provided business attire clothing along with food and exposure to 25 reentry organizations. One of our students wanted to enroll
in LA Kitchen Culinary school, but didn't have a place to live. We were able to get him into LA
Mission, donate a bicycle from our in-custody bike program, and he now has transportation to
and from school.