WAGEES reentry Program
The WAGEES (Work and Gain Education & Employment Skills) Program prepares justice-involved youth and young adults for employment through education and training, paid work experiences, mentorship, care advocacy, and leadership development.
In addition to paid work experiences, this program provides post-work experience placement into unsubsidized employment and/or education.
18-24 years old
Reside in or planning on returning to Pomona
Currently/Formerly Incarcerated, or Probation/Parole
And ONE or more of the following:
Expelled from school OR did not complete high school
Attend or attended an alternative high school for disciplinary reasons
Have a parent who is currently/previously incarcerated
Diagnosed with ADD, ADHD, or has/had an Individualized Education Plan (IEP)
Substance use before age 12
We host Community Resource Fairs, theme-based workshops and presentations, and monthly “CommUNITY Pull-Up” events in Pomona and throughout Los Angeles County. These events promote open access to critical resources for community members.
At our Resource Fairs and CommUNITY Pull-Up events, we collaborate with our multi-sector, multi-agency partners to provide free resources and knowledge to bridge the gap between residents and the local community resources available to them.
All resources provided are free, including but not limited to: haircuts, food security referrals, clothing, career & employment, sanitation supplies, basic toiletries, health care screenings and immunizations, housing referrals, victim services, legal services, substance treatment, and admissions representatives from various colleges and their programs. Partners include nonprofit organizations, grassroots advocacy organizations, healthcare providers, government agencies, and local colleges.
These events are free and open to all community members with the purpose of welcoming and serving those most in need.