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Lincoln Financial Foundation Awards Blue Jacket, Inc.!

Blue Jacket, Inc., to advance job placement of disadvantaged candidates made possible with $15,000 from the Lincoln Financial Foundation January 3, 2014, FORT WAYNE, INDIANA—Blue Jacket, Inc., an innovative, Fort Wayne-based nonprofit created to provide the tools and opportunities to adult ex-offenders and other disadvantaged...

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Organizations focus on building skills for employment opportunities

(link to the original wane.com video) FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - More than 20,000 Hoosiers will not be receiving unemployment benefits after Congress didn't extend long-term unemployment  in the recent budget deal, and many may think they're out of options. However, two local agencies are working to decrease the...

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Thank You!  2013 Ended In Success and 2014 is Bright

(December message from Executive Director, Tony Hudson) It was made official this year, we achieved independence from what was once our majority income - a large federal special grant that was unfit for our small organization.  We reinvented our business model and with a few close calls in 2013, you helped us through it. ...

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Graduate Spotlight: Tony Gordon

(click HERE to see the article in the New Haven Bulletin) by Beth Stauffer It’s a commonly held belief that once a person gets a felony conviction on their record, they will never be able to get a job. Ever. I know I heard this as little girl growing up in rural Northern Indiana in the early 1990’s, and 370 miles...

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Blue Jacket featured as CJP’s Non-Profit of the Month

Blue Jacket, Inc. was recently selected as Crown Jewel Production's "Non-Profit of the Month." Read the full interview here:  http://www.crownjewelproductions.com/nonprofit-of-the-month/ Thank you to Justin Sheehan and CJP for the spotlight!

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Blue Jacket featured on WBCL’s Mid-Morning Show

WBCL Mid-Morning hosts Lynne Ford and Bekah Shaffer talk with Tony Hudson, from Blue Jacket, Inc. as he explains how the unique organization provides training, employment and direction to former inmates trying to become a productive member of society. Listen to the conversation here: ...

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New Expungement Law Explained

Here's a link to a brief interview on INC's Insight, with Blue Jacket, Inc. board member, Marcia Linsky, explaining Indiana's new expungement law.    

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Blue Jacket featured on Fort Wayne Speaks

Featured Interview  (15:46)93  Blue Jacket – Anthony Hudson, Exec. Director Interview audio is here. A second chance is everybody’s business. We’ve all had our share of filling out job applications or resumes and there is always a bit of stress that goes with that.  Now, do you ever get a pit in...

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Non-profit asks for help to support ex-offenders

(link to the original wane.com video) FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)  A non-profit that helps ex-offenders become productive members of society is asking the public for financial help. Blue Jacket , a Fort Wayne based non-profit, provides ex-offenders with a four-week Career Academy training, job placement, and supportive services....

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Star 88.3 - Conversations with Melissa Montana features Blue Jacket

(link to the original star88.3.com audio) Today Melissa Montana talks with Lance Stiver, Operations Manager of Blue Jacket Thrift Store, about their non-for-profit organization that believes a second chance is everybody's business. Blue Jacket Inc. was created in 2003 after a pilot project of Allen County Community...

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