WTIA ION Program
This site was created with love by a group of volunteers working with the WTIA’s ION program. The ION program consists of small teams from across different sectors such as technology, government, and community-based organizations approaching broad issue areas such as livability, accessibility, and economic growth connected to improving our community’s quality of life. Our team focused on economic growth, guided by the question “How do we leverage the region’s economic growth to benefit more people?”. After our team conducted more than 40 interviews with community organizations, government, and local businesses, we were moved by learning of all the ways that people were helping those who have been previously incarcerated get back on their feet. Our group decided that we would pursue amplifying the work of these people and organizations, and ultimately help to drive more opportunities in the region for those who have served their time and are ready for a new beginning.