SECEP believes that a key factor in reducing neighborhood poverty is maximizing inclusion of small business owners and community workers in every phase of community revitalization. We achieve this goal through community building, small business development and local workforce training.
Though our constituency encompasses the broader Southeast community, our grassroots work prioritizes improving access for our most disconnected residents. These activities include leadership development for young adults, employment services for re-entry jobseekers, and community education on issues that impact communities of color, and new immigrants.
SECEP offers employment support services to youth and adults in need including formerly incarcerated men and women seeking to reenter the workforce. Our volunteers work closely with all community workforce agencies to connect participants to local opportunities. We provide clients with assistance to remove employment barriers.