News

Thank you for visiting our News page, where you can stay up to date with current news and events happening at Blue Jacket.

Blue Jacket Awarded by Kuhne Foundation!

Blue Jacket, Inc. has been awarded a grant from the Charles Kuhne Charitable Foundation in the amount of $6,000. Thank you for your generous support which will help provide a second chance to our clients!

Read More »

Featured on WBOI “Midday Matters” with Sean Bueter and Susan Burns

Listen in to Midday Matters, to hear a discussion about how job seekers with criminal records and other roadblocks to employment can have a better chance at getting a job. Joining the WBOI hosts in the discussion are Blue Jacket Executive Director Tony Hudson and Board Member Jennifer Winkeljohn. Click this link to hear the...

Read More »

County OKs Pact Training Inmates

(link to the original Journal-Gazette article) Commissioners overwhelmed by success of pilot Vivian Sade The Journal Gazette   FORT WAYNE – A new contract for a company that provides career training and support for former criminal offenders was approved Friday by county officials who admitted...

Read More »

Partnership with ABC of Indiana adds to local skilled labor force

Blue Jacket, Inc. and Associated Builders and Contractors Graduate Five From Pre-Apprenticeship Training A pilot partnership is growing Northeast Indiana’s skilled labor force with the graduation of five students from an intensive pre-apprentice training regimen. The training, the result of an economic and workforce...

Read More »

Grant Awarded!

Blue Jacket will be able to serve more clients in 2013 due to a $6,000 grant made possible with the support of the Lincoln Financial Foundation!! We really appreciate the financial support for our mission which will result in Fort Wayne being a safer and more productive community. Thank you Lincoln Financial Foundation!  ...

Read More »

Ex-Cons Get Boost In Job Market From Fort Wayne Staffing Outfit

(link to original Indiana News Center article) Ex-Cons Get Boost In Job Market From Fort Wayne Staffing Outfit By Jeff Neumeyer November 27, 2012 ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) --- It's not easy finding a job these days. It's even harder when you're looking for work with a criminal background. But help is...

Read More »

Don’t miss the final Taste!

(link to original Emphasis Monthly) Check out this link to see Blue Jacket Executive Director Tony Hudson on the cover of the November - December 2012 issue of the Emphasis Magazine, and read more about the upcoming Taste of the Chamber event scheduled for December 6th.

Read More »

Paroled forger returns to crime, prison

(link to original Journal Gazette article) Rebecca S. Green | The Journal Gazette Erin Clowser had been out of prison for only about six months. But it was long enough to run another fraud, this time by using another woman’s credit card. Clowser, 30, of the 700 block of Columbia Avenue, was sentenced Tuesday in Allen...

Read More »

Charity study:  Poor give ‘til it hurts’

(link to original Journal Gazette article including Blue Jacket graduate Jonta Powell) National report looks at patterns of philanthropy FORT WAYNE – How much people give to charity appears deeply tied to where they live, whether they are religious, how rich or poor they are, and – if they’re wealthy – how...

Read More »

Fort Wayne re-entry program gives second chance

(link to original WANE article and 2-minute video) FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - Donald Fields, II., was in and out of the justice system for nearly thirty years. A native of Southern California, Fields moved to Fort Wayne in 2007. But, his move couldn't keep him out of trouble. In 2008, Fields was arrested, and in 2009, he pled...

Read More »