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The Flower Show

Workforce Development Programs

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Since 2010, the PHS Roots to Re-entry program has trained almost 200 people. The program offers:

  • Hands-on training in landscape maintenance, soft skills, and leadership training
  • Social support services
  • Jobs for graduates with PHS employment partners

Over the past two years, 83% of program participants completed the program. Of those who graduated, 98% are in a full-time job with PHS’s network of 15 core employment partners, most of whom are minority-owned local businesses. At least 55% were still employed after 8 months. These job placement and retention rates compare with other workforce reentry programs in our region.

Many Roots to Re-entry partners help clean, green, and maintain vacant lots through the PHS Philadelphia LandCare Program. Through working with this program, graduates are helping to make healthier and more livable neighborhoods for residents.

Roots to Re-entry participants tell us how the hands-on skills and sense of professionalism they have gained are important to them.

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