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Building a better world, one job at a time.

In 2024, ARCH will train, support, and place returning citizens into new jobs in the innovative and rapidly growing green energy industry located in Central Ohio.

Electrical Engineer
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When returning citizens talk, we listen!

If you ask returning citizens what they want in a job, overwhelmingly, this is what they say: They want a stable career that pays the bills, offers room for growth, and if possible, makes the world a better place.

​We are working with returning citizens pre-release at the Ohio Reformatory for Women and Richland Correctional to get them comprehensive solar training.

At the same time, we link them to solar and renewable energy employers in Ohio in need of good, stable workers.

By focusing on training and employment connections pre-release, returning citizens are able to get on their feet and do their part to make the world a better place as soon as they reenter the community.

Our impact will be both local and global.

We are working hand-in-hand with the Ohio Department of Corrections | Sustainability Office to develop solar training education and certifications that can be reproduced in many contexts.

Individuals

We will help 75 individuals over the next 3 years with training, soft skills, employer linkage and wrap around reentry support

Organizations

ARCH will support Impact Solar which will provide 75 Central Ohio nonprofits and government sites in Central Ohio with solar panels.

Environment

We will reduce 7 million metric tons of CO2 emissions over 20 years.

Network

We will use this project to continue expanding on our existing network of support for returning citizens.

800%

The number of incarcerated women in the US has gone up 800% in the last 30 years.

$44 trillion

By 2060, the cost of inaction on climate change will likely reach $44 trillion.

31%

Only 31% of returning citizens report being employed 2 months after release.

THE TEAM

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Wendy has spent 20 years building and leading nonprofit organizations that engage faith and community-based organizations to stand with directly and marginalized impacted people to improve conditions and systems.

WENDY TARR

Executive Director

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Dana helps employers find talented returning citizens who qualify for open positions; leverages new and existing partnerships to connect employers with resources, and counsels returning citizens directly in overcoming barriers as they return to the workplace.

DANA DAVIS

Program & Operations Manager

Interested in learning more?

To learn more, you can watch ARCH's video about this initiative or read about it on our partner's site here.

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