For many Americans, re-entering the workforce after a period of incarceration can be challenging. This hits communities of color, who are disproportionately represented in the prison system, particularly hard.

The National Urban League, who has served formerly incarcerated adults for more than 50 years, created the Urban Reentry Jobs Program (URJP) to address this inequity.

Our Approach

The URJP provides formerly incarcerated adults with the necessary skills and training to successfully re-enter the job market with positions that pay a livable wage, and that can potentially lead to a career.

This National Urban League signature program affords enrolled participants the opportunity to earn industry-recognized credentials, learn employment-focused skills, and form positive relationships with their communities. We offer workforce development, targeted training, mentoring, and support services through the help of our Urban League affiliates.



2025 Empowerment Goal:

Every American has access to jobs with a living wage and good benefits

Job Training in High-Demand Occupational Fields

Job Placement Services

One-on-One & Group Mentoring Services

Supportive Services Assistance

Customized Case Management

Chicago Urban League

Urban League of Louisiana