Center for Employment Opportunities

Center for Employment Opportunities is a national organization that provides life skills education, transitional work experience, placement services, and post-placement support to previously incarcerated individuals. CEO puts crews of employees to work on grounds-keeping and road maintenance projects for municipal agencies. Currently operating in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Colorado, and California, CEO’s vision is that anyone with a recent criminal history who wants to work has the preparation and support needed to find a job and to stay connected to the labor force.



  • 2011-2020: Growth Portfolio Member
  • 2017: LA:RISE Partner

*Past REDF program offering

Populations Served