John Bilorusky, says that "Over the past 40 years, WISR alumni have created a special culture and institutional foundation that welcomes committed people.
The journal shares writings of its students, alumni and faculty, as they pursue their own interests and paths through the community-involved, action-inquiry that has been a distinctive quality of WISR since its founding.
John Bilorusky will share a timeline on the origins and history of WISR and many of the personalities who helped take the concept of personalized education from an idea to where WISR is today.
WISR plans to bring 144 men into the program by the end of the year.
Evangelidis said that the integration of WISR and his department's After Incarceration Support Services was a "turning point.
There is no telling how the factory job and improved self-image WISR has helped Mr.
Evangelidis and other organizers hope to make WISR a model for the state.
WISR serves as a resource by helping clients to secure housing, employment, health insurance and other needed services.
He said that the WISR program helped him to secure employment by helping him with his resume and interview skills, as well as putting him on track to get a license to operate the necessary machinery.
Officials said the WISR, in collaboration with the sheriff's program, initially expects to provide help to about 35 former convicts.
to help the efforts of the WISR and the sheriff's outreach to former inmates.