The Bridge Program of Genesis in Milwaukee

Why was the Bridge Program developed?

Genesis in Milwaukee found it necessary to create a “bridge” of resources and support for returning citizens, giving them a direct link to the resources needed to remain out of the Correctional system.

Since most (90%) inmates are eventually released from prison, rehabilitative programs and treatment services can prepare inmates for their successful return to society.Inmates who complete the GED, vocational training, and substance abuse treatment programs generally have successful outcomes in terms of program completion and lower recidivism. The Department of Corrections reports that inmates who complete rehabilitative programs recidivate (return to crime) less than inmates who fail to complete these programs.

How Does the Bridge Program work?

Genesis in Milwaukee facilitates a series of Open forum seminars focusing on re-entry. These seminars, aimed at Milwaukee’s returning citizens, bring important resources from Employment to Housing, as well as mentoring opportunities (spiritual, financial and life) to the following Wisconsin Institutions;

  • Milwaukee County House of Correction
  • Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility
  • Milwaukee Women’s Correctional Center
  • Racine Correctional Institution
  • Kettle Moraine Correctional Center

BRIDGING THE GAP

BRIDGE stands for: Building Relationships –
Community service, and Mentoring sessions with GENESIS professionals.

Influencing Change – By making an impact on various projects, and sharing those experiences for the benefit of future interns.

Developing Goals – To live up to the challenge and get the most from your internship.

Experiencing GENESIS – Through practical, meaningful assignments, and through the values of committed professionals.



HOW THE PROGRAM WORKS

THE MENTORING IN MILWAUKEE PROGRAM Recruiting over 100 men and women annually, with little or no work experience and / or preparation.

PROJECT MANHOOD / WOMAN Only a business mentor can truly share wisdom one on one based on the experiences and results observed when working with a variety of professionals across multiple industry settings.

THE “BUSINESS” MENTORS Only a business mentor can truly share wisdom one on one based on the experiences and results observed when working with a variety of professionals across multiple industry settings..


RECRUITING CANDIDATES

Returning citizens will have a greater understanding of how to enter the workforce,
after gaining hands-on exposure in their chosen fields. In order to find the best candidates possible,
GENESIS in Milwaukee actively recruits men and women with aspirations of learning how to excel in the Workplace.
We desire our candidates to have good problem-solving abilities,
good communications skills, leadership potential, and self-motivation