When Stanley Frazier reached Westside Works after hearing about the program from a friend, he found out he had already been signed up for the program. Something good was waiting for him as he began to create a new life after 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. 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 try 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.