The NRWC is a community of practice that strategically collaborates to establish unified approaches that support education, workforce and reentry.  This group was organized in 2018 by a group of intermediary organizations with aligned vision and missions; all awardees of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Reentry Employment Opportunity (REO) program to implement reentry workforce services.

The NRWC provides resources and support to enhance capacity for workforce organizations serving returning citizens. The NRWC supports community-based organizations in guiding vision and strategy, cultivating stakeholder relationships and activities, advancing policies and practices, and mobilizing funding.

Our Vision

Building safe and healthy communities that provide opportunities for all people to reach their full potential.

Our Mission

The NRWC is a community of practice that works together to improve practices and systems that equip organizations and practitioners to prepare returning citizens to thrive in the labor force.

Our Values


Strategic Partnership


Continuous Learning


Equity & Access


Thoughtful Innovation

Our Focus

Practice Improvement

System Change

Thought Leadership