When Stanley Frazier reached Westside Works after hearing about the program from a friend, he discovered that someone had already signed him up for the program. Something good was waiting for him as he embarked on his new life, post-incarceration. Stanley wanted to work and to be a stronger father to his two teen-aged children. He enthusiastically completed the Westside Net program, then worked for a while as part of the Westside Beautification team. His hard work paid off when he recently gained a full-time position at the job fair Integrity hosted in partnership with Aramark in December.
This job is Stanley's first step toward fulfilling his long-term mission. He is now sharing his story and insights with youth in his church and the community, telling them "you don't always have to be cool; you don't have to prove yourself on the street. That path leads to incarceration or death." Like Harriet Tubman, Stanley has freed himself and is going back to free others.