Beyond the Wall presentation to the APPA’s 42nd Annual Training Institute in New York City, August 27-30, 2017 with Producer/Director Jenny Phillips and film subject Louie Diaz.

New York Marriott Marquis
1535 Broadway
New York, NY 10036

For the 42nd Annual Training Institute, we are pleased to announce the theme of, “Clients, Communities, Employees: Empowerment through Partnerships.” What we envision is a series of presentations highlighting collaboration and teamwork. Do you have a reentry program in which the community is involved, and has proven outcomes? Do you work with training programs that assist clients in gaining further education to support gainful employment? Have you developed partnerships with local employers to provide employment for qualified applicants? Does your agency promote employee wellness to assist staff in better serving the community? Do you have diversion programs in place for at-risk youth? Do you volunteer in your own community as part of an agency supported out-reach program? What are some of the challenges you face in your workplace community and how do you overcome a community’s lack of support? How do you engage community leaders in supporting reentry? How do you engage families in your work? These questions are simply to give you a starting point, not to be all-inclusive, so let us know about innovative projects you have developed and that show real promise.