Outreach Career Center provides Christ centered education to those who were formally incarcerated.


The purpose of this post - prison vocational training is to help our students come to know the saving grace of Jesus Christ, to grow in their personal relationships, to learn a valuable skill that they may be able to find employment to care for themselves and their families.


The goal of the training is to come alongside the formerly incarcerated and provide holistic spiritual care that will enable them to be godly citizens.

CPO Strategy

To identify vocational trades that are felony friendly and trainable. To identify the formerly incarcerated that would be best suited for vocational training program. To teach the word of God in such a way that it impacts the way are students view and response to life. To prepare our students for the workforce through job readiness classes and other life skills course that will enable them to be successful at home and at work.

  • Welding: This 20-week program begins with classes on math and safety and progresses to practical instruction in welding. We train our students in the use of stick, mig and gas welding equipment and cutting torches.
  • More Programs Are Being Developed

Would you consider donating to this important vocational training program? It is through your financial support that we’re able to offer career-building programs that prepare former inmates to be independent and financial secure!

How Can You Help?
Your financial support of Chicago Prison Outreach empowers us to make a real difference. Help us minister to incarcerated individuals and their families throughout the Chicagoland region by donating to CPO!
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