Overview

We believe everyone in our community must have the opportunity to thrive and succeed, regardless of their background or experience. We emphasize each person’s full humanity and potential, including people who have been formerly incarcerated.

People who return to their communities after being incarcerated face many obstacles to being able to lead full lives. Formerly incarcerated individuals face social stigmas, barriers to employment and obstacles to receiving basic supports and services including healthcare and education.

Project ReNu partners with people who are returning home from prison, on parole and/or in recovery from drug and alcohol abuse to address their needs and offer support and services. The program provides assistance with fixing rap sheets and offers Certificate of Rehabilitation services.

Join Us

To receive Project ReNu services, please call 718-484-5887 and ask for Eloni Blake to sign up for one of the intake slots. Any questions regarding the program may be directed to Eloni Blake at 718-484-5887 or via email at info@centerfornuleadership.org.

More Info

Fix your “rap sheet” services include: Assistance with obtaining, reviewing and correcting “rap sheets,” education on barriers to employment and reentry for individuals with a criminal record, how to transform barriers to bridges for success and growth, development of interviewing skills and self-advocacy tools to effectively address the reality of having a criminal record and increase your marketability.

Certificate of Rehabilitation services include: Education on importance and benefits of obtaining a certificate of relief/good conduct, assistance with application process and filing for Certificates of Rehabilitation, including identification of the appropriate agency to submit completed application, coaching and training on self-advocacy skills for leveraging Certificates of Rehabilitation in a job search and related application processes and provision of follow-up and monitoring of application approval process.