April 24, 2018

Jason Broughton | Movers & Shakers 2015 — Educators

When Jason Broughton was hired as a workforce development trainer at South Carolina State Library in 2010 he focused broadly on helping the unemployed, including career changers, ex-offenders, high school dropouts, and anyone else in need of a job.

Jacquie Welsh | Movers & Shakers 2015 — Educators

Jacquie Welsh spent most of 2014 as an embedded librarian connecting probationers and parolees with resources from the Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL). “They call them offenders; we call them participants,” says Welsh, who until February 2015 served as a librarian in residence with LAPL’s Innovation Leadership Program (ILP). Inspired by the Freedom Ticket program in Hennepin County, MN, she worked with courts, probation officers, and drug rehabilitation programs to create the Pathways program, which helps former prisoners reenter society.