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A person currently or formerly incarcerated in the justice system.

Background Checks | What to Expect and How to Prepare

Background checks have become increasingly common in the hiring process. According to a 2017 survey by HR.com, 96% of employers conduct at least one type employment background screening—and in many cases, the screening process involves more than just a criminal …

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How Much of Your Paycheck Should You Save?

Wondering how much of your paycheck you should save? Almost every finance expert will tell you that it’s crucial to set aside a portion of your income each month. But let’s be real, for most of us, saving money can …

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What Employers Can Learn from Employees Who’ve Been to Prison

Many companies overlook applicants who have a history with the justice system. Here’s a perspective on the skills these individuals bring and how employers can lead the way to a better society by considering applicants who’ve been to prison.

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Mary [uConnect] Customer Success Manager
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Career Coach

Career Coach is a web-based service that helps identify strengths, explore in-demand careers, and find the right program to achieve …

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

Need help paying your energy bills? Find out if you’re eligible and learn how to apply through Louisiana Housing Corporation.

How to Fill out the FAFSA

Are you ready to fill out your FAFSA? Take a look at this guide to learn what documents you need, …

Louisiana Housing Support

Need housing assistance or know someone who does? Visit the Louisiana Balance of State Continuum of Care to get started …

4 Steps For Higher Education After Incarceration

 25% of formerly incarcerated people don’t have a high school diploma or equivalency — this is nearly twice as high as …