Re-Entry

Re-Entry Partnership Conference with photo of a bridge

Alachua County Library District and Partnership for Strong Families in collaboration with community partners present the fifth Re-Entry Partnership Conference May 10-13, 2021 virtually and in person, and the Community Job and Resource Fair May 24. The Re-Entry Partnership Conference and Job and Resource Fair are geared to help people with criminal backgrounds or others struggling to re-enter the workforce access educational programs and discover entrepreneurship opportunities. 

Individuals who attend all four days of the conference are eligible for incentives including a monthly bus pass.

Register in advance for the Re-Entry Partnership Conference using these links.

- Click here to attend the conference online.

- Click on an address below to attend the conference at that location.

Find Skilled Workers for Your Business

Employers from all industries can participate in the Community Job and Resource Fair at no cost on Monday, May 24. 

Expect to meet skilled job seekers during this outdoor job fair from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the GNV Commons, 100 SW 1st Ave., on the corner of SW 1st Avenue and 2nd Street in downtown Gainesville. Free Wi-Fi and parking are available. The first 35 businesses to register will also be provided a six-foot table and chair for the event. Setup is at 9:15 a.m. 

Click here to register your business for the event. For more information, contact Cherie Kelly at cherie.kelly@pfsf.org or 352-334-0160.

Upcoming Events

2021 Re-Entry Conference

Monday, May 10 - Thursday, May 13
10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

Virtually on Zoom and streaming live in-person at select locations. 

Agenda

  • Day 1 Monday, May 10 - Employability Skills & Career Mapping
  • Day 2 Tuesday, May 11 - Education Opportunities and Certficates
  • Day 3 Wednesday, May 12 - Entrepreneurship & Small Business
  • Day 4 Thursday, May 13 - Job Retention Skills & Job Fair Prep

2021 Community Job and Resource Fair

  • Monday, May 24 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    GNV Commonsformerly known as Lot 10, at 100 SW 1 Ave. on the corner of Southwest First Avenue and Second Street in downtown Gainesville.

2019 Re-Entry Partnership Conference

Community Connections

Torchlighters Re-Entry Support, Seeks to create a community of peers that can help light the way home for one another, (352) 559-4505 Resource Guide

UF Mobile Outreach Clinic,  A highly flexible means of delivering health care to the medically under-served in low income neighborhoods and rural areas in and around Alachua County. Please call our office and speak with our nurse at (352) 273-5329 before coming to clinic.

Gainesville Community Ministry, Free medical advice/referral clinic and physical therapy clinic are available for anyone without insurance; first come first serve. Also assist with food pantry, utility and rental deposit assistance. (352) 372-8162

Alachua County Crisis Center, 24 hr/day crisis and suicide intervention phone counseling to all residents of Alachua County. (352) 264-6789 (crisis line), (352) 264-6785 (info. about services)

Partnership for Strong Families (Resource Centers) - see specific services & resources for each Center (left side of their page)

Job Search & Skills

Greater Gainesville Chamber Job Board

Career Source/North Central Florida, (352) 955-2245

Florida Department of Corrections, Karen Black, Employment Specialist, (352) 224-8731

Gainesville Community Ministry Work Path Program, (352) 372-8162

Gainesville Housing Authority Job Training & Entrepreneurial Program, Tina Folston-Hayes, Resident Services Manager, (352) 872-5500 ext. 7103

Job Skills & Education (ACLD)

Essential Skills for Workplace Success (hosted by UF Community Engagement)

Education

Alachua County Library District, (352) 334-3940

Alachua County Public Schools - Adult Education & GED, (352) 955-7035

Gainesville Community Ministry, (352) 372-8162, GED, pre-GED and Work Path Program

Santa Fe College, (352) 395-5000