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Lawrence Partnership Puts At-Risk Community Members to Work

Lawanna Crow, an employee at Sun Cedar (Photo credit: Ballard Community Services/Sun Cedar website)

Penn House is a fixture in the Lawrence community, providing assistance with food, clothing, rent, utility and employment for those in need. It's a part of the Ballard Community Services organization. Now, it's teaming up with an innovative new program designed to put people who've been out of the job market due to incarceration or other reasons back to work. Christie Scanlin Dobson, the executive director of Ballard Community Services, and Shine Adams, the director of the new jobs program came to KPR to talk about how they work together and the services they provide. Shine Adams started off by telling KPR's Laura Lorson about the idea behind Sun Cedar, the woodworking business that's become part of the services and opportunities offered by Ballard. 

Shine Adams is the founder and CEO of the Sun Cedar project. Christie Scanlin Dobson is the executive director of Ballard Community Services. They spoke with KPR's Laura Lorson. To learn more about Sun Cedar, Ballard Community Services and their outreach and fundraising efforts, visit the Ballard Community Services website or the Sun Cedar website


Shine Adams and Christie Scanlin Dobson talk about Sun Cedar and its community partnerships:


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