Resume Writing

Certificate of Completion

Interviewing Skills

Job Placement Services

Educational Opportunities

Job Readiness Skills

We offer a free 8-day program that helps individuals who are re-entering society after incarceration. They will gain job readiness skills, interviewing skills, job certifications, and much more. Free transportation is provided. We offer referrals to help with AODA treatment, mental health, housing, and other needs. 

Through Destined to Succeed Employment Assistance & Employment Agency we offer referrals for employment opportunities. We also offer educational referrals for those who seek to earn their high school diploma and more. For individuals that are interested in entrepreneurship, we offer referrals to Destined to Succeed Institute for their entrepreneurial program, business start ups and credit repair.

Facilitators and Instructors

Dr. Shawna Whitehead

Dr. Shawna Whitehead-Starks

Dr. Shawna Whitehead Starks is passionate about those who are re-entering society. Having worked with over 3,500 justice-involved individuals has led her, as well as her daughter, Ms. Sondya Weddle, to establish the It Takes a Village Foundation Re-Entry Program. They are excited to help these individuals walk in their purpose and destiny.

Sondaya Weddle

In 2017, Ms. Sondaya Weddle helped establish an awesome Pipe Line Re-Entry Curriculum that she has taught for the last three years at the DWD pipeline re-entry program along with Dr. Whitehead Starks. She has a passion to see those who may be “counted out” receive the second chance they deserve. It truly does take a village to be the change we want to see in the community.

Upcoming In-Person and Online Re-Entry Classes

Attendance is Required for in-person classes 


4429 W. Fond Du Lac Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53216


9 AM to Noon

8-day program from Tuesday, April 2nd- 11th, 2024


4060 N. Main Street

Racine, WI 53402


9 AM to Noon

8-day program from Monday, January 8th- 17th, 2024


2801 International Lane, Suite 210

Madison, WI, 53704



6602 Grand Teton Plaza

Madison WI, 53719


9 AM to Noon

 8-day program from Friday, March 15th -24th,2024

Post-Re-Entry Classes

Institutional Facilities
State Wide


8 week program from January 3rd -February 20th, 2024 from 8:30 to 10:30 and 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

These classes are held inside correctional facilities across Wisconsin.


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