Re-Entry Conference & Job and Resource Fair

This conference is for individuals with criminal backgrounds or others with significant barriers that are struggling to re-enter the workforce. Trained experts will assist in creating email accounts and resumes, offer tips on job searching, interviewing and starting a small business as well as provide educational opportunities.



Re-Entry Conference (April 9-12/ 10:00am-12:00pm)

Library Partnership Branch: (1130 NE 16th Avenue)

 April 9: Employability Skills: Job Searching, Interviewing, Professional Presentation & Clothing : Keynote motivational speaker,( Jhody Polk), Employability (Harold Gertner), CareerSource NCFL Services (James Schindler)  

April 10: Educational Opportunities & Certifications: Santa Fe College – GED and Certificate Programs (Angela McQueen), City College (Stephen Johnson)

April 11th: Entrepreneurship & Small Business Resources: Keynote Motivational Speaker (Tequila Copeland, Owner-Sunrise Cleaning ), Alachua County – Small Business Enterprise Program (Jacqueline Hart), Small Business Start-up (Sean C. McCoy, Ph.D) 

April 12th: Successful Resume Writing & Professional Emails: Resume Development Overview (Jimmy Yawn), Resume Development & Email Assistance (staff and volunteers)


Job Fair (April 24/ 10:00am- 1:00pm) 

Headquarters Branch Library (401 East University Avenue)

Participants are invited to meet with local businesses and organizations to explore job opportunities and career resources.

To register for the conference and for more information, contact Cherie Kelly at or (352) 334-0161 or Linda Cue at or (352) 334-3940.

Special thanks to our community partners including: Alachua County Library District, Alachua County Sheriff’s Office, CareerSource North Central Florida, Catholic Charities, Florida Department of Corrections, Florida Department of Justice, Gainesville Housing Authority, Lucky’s Market, Partnership for Strong Families, Santa Fe College, Library Partnership Branch, City CollegeAlachua County

Posted by LindaC on March 22, 2018