Personal & Career Development in Prison

A prison sentence doesn’t have to stop someone from reaching their goals.

HopeWorks believes all people deserve two things – hope and a job. Being confined in Shelby County Division of Corrections today does not mean that a stable, meaningful career is impossible for tomorrow. 

In 2016, SCDC invited HopeWorks to provide our flagship program, Personal and Career Development within the local prison system. 

What is PCD at HopeWorks?

HopeWorks’ Personal and Career Development course is a 13‐week, program that will unlock professional skills and knowledge needed to grow as a professional. Through 220 hours of classroom instruction, counseling and mentorship, our PCD graduates leave HopeWorks and prison with the skills needed to obtain and keep a meaningful career. 

At HopeWorks, we believe that employment is a gift from God and a way to honor Him. Our PCD students, in addition to time with trained counselors, will also have access to a faith encourager. This volunteer serves as a source of professional and spiritual guidance. Oftentimes, these relationships continue long after students graduate from the PCD class. 

Are you interested in being a Faith Encourager? Learn more.

Do you have a loved one who is currently in prison that could benefit from this program? 

Call 901-272-3700 for more information.

Reaching farther

For inmates within Shelby County Division of Corrections, HopeWorks’ PCD program is a prerequisite for the Hope2Hire job training program.

Learn more about Hope2Hire here