R3 Collaborative, owners of Next Step Staffing, is a nonprofit collaborative of over 65 Christian organizations working together to help people on the road to recovery, reentry, and renewal. Their focus is working with veterans, felons and graduates of substance abuse programs.
Students organized the event, hosting several area business owners and hiring managers. George Gipson, executive director of R3, spoke on behalf of the organizations and the people they serve on the road to recovery.
Frank Gustafson, president of RenovoData Services also spoke on behalf of Next Step, sharing his success story of hiring a client of the program.
Students in the class included Ericka Currier, Chelsea Hernandez, Terrence Kruger, Grace Monserud, Phillip Normandin, Jess Shaver and Ceresa Young.
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