Our Programs

Individuals from low income and inner city communities are often marginalized, overlooked and ignored. Metro believes in investing in our communities and the lives of people we work with, walking with them in their preparation for the future. Whether it is helping them to find a job, pairing them up with a role model, going on a trip to a museum, helping with school work, or providing with a safe place to hang out.

Our programs are based on the premise that perseverance, responsibility, hard work, and hope are timeless principles the next generation needs to overcome life’s challenges.

Supports incarcerated individuals during a period of pre-release, creating a seamless transition to post-release services that includes: career planning and training, employment preparation, and supportive employment retention. Post-release connections, utilizing a warm handoff strategy, will enhance stabilization and decrease recidivism.

For regional information:

Atlanta

Richmond

San Diego

A New Path is funded 100% by the U.S. Department of Labor in the amount of $4million.

Helps reemploy dislocated workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Focused on serving those from historically marginalized communities, and/or those who have been unemployed for a prolonged period of time. Through CAREER, participants can get help to obtain training and credentials, and support in sustaining employment.

For regional information:

Atlanta

Richmond

San Diego

CAREER is funded 100% by the U.S. Department of Labor in the amount of $3million.

Assists justice involved adults 18 years of age or older, living in central and eastern San Diego County. This program offers access to essential services: post-release stabilization, pathways toward employment and self-sufficiency.

For regional information:

San Diego

Pathways is funded 100% by the U.S. Department of Justice in the amount of $750,000

A pre and post- release program that supports individuals previously incarcerated in CDCR (CA Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation) who are at least 18 years of age. The program provides access to housing, medical, and other supportive services that strengthen their reentry process and minimizes recidivism, along with community sustainability and support.

For regional information:

San Diego

Warm Handoff is funded 100% by the Board of State and Community Corrections for the State of California in the amount of $500,000.

A community education program based in Atlanta, GA that works with Environmental Youth Advocates to design and create fun, cutting edge, and engaging presentations on healthy waterways, environmental health, and safety. Environmental Youth Advocates use these materials during their presentations to the community, educational groups, and community stakeholders. Presentations help increase awareness of pollutants that may poison natural waterways, and serve to improve safe drinking water.

For regional information:

Atlanta

Healthy Communities, Healthy Minds is funded 100% by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the amount of $200,000.

A career focused program designed to serve youth ages 15-18 in all four regions. The program will focus on five core areas of service: case management and support; alternatives to violence; mentoring and leadership development; paid/subsidized work experience, internships or on the job training; and educational placements.

For regional information:

Atlanta

Richmond

Weldon

San Diego

Urban Leaders GO is funded 100% by the U.S. Department of Labor in the amount of $3,688,761.