Metropolitan Community College’s 180 Re-entry Assistance Program (180 RAP) serves the currently incarcerated and released populations. 180 RAP provides services and support to incarcerated individuals and those transitioning from correctional facilities and treatment centers so they can make a successful transition and achieve their education and employment goals.
The Re-entry Center is based out of MCC's main campus - Fort Omaha Campus - north end of campus in building #9.
180 RAP services are available onsite at the Re-entry Center.
Masks are required; we will provide one, if necessary. You may receive assistance with Orientation, pantry services (food, hygiene, clothing), job seeking/postings and limited seating is available in the Computer Center.
We are here to help!
The 180 RAP mainline is 531-622-7368 or 531-MCC-RENT.
Re-entry Center hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.
180 RAP services and supports include:
- Skills and interest assessments
- Career and educational goal setting
- Work readiness and life skills training (credit and noncredit classes)
- Registration assistance
- Continuous coaching, tutoring and mentoring
- Financial aid and scholarship application support
- Employment support: resume creation, job referrals, ongoing support
- Transition support for individuals leaving jail, prison, treatment facilities
- Referrals to MCC resources and community agencies for wraparound support
- Access to th Re-entry Pantry: food, hygiene, clothing, basic needs, etc.
CREDIT COURSES INSIDE STATE FACILITIES
Credit classes are offered on-site at Omaha Correctional Center, Tecumseh State Correctional Instituion, Lincoln Correctional Center, Nebraska Correctional Youth Facility, and Nebraska Correctional Center for Women. Eligible Community Corrections Center -Omaha residents may register for on campus or online classes.
Credit classes are bundled into fast-track options for career training:
- College and career preparation
These career pathways lead to stackable credentials and include courses such as:
INFO 1003 - Problem Solving and Programming Logic
RDLS 1200 - College and Career Strategies
PROT 1000 - Introduction to Process and Power Operations
PROT 1302 - Stationary Engineering I
WELD 1000 - Print Reading for Welding
Noncredit classes are offered inside correctional facilities and on campus to help the incarcerated and re-entry populations gain employability and job seeking skills which empower these populations to successfully transition.
Noncredit workshop topics and offerings include but are not limited to:
- CDL Preparation
- Forklift Training
- OSHA Training: Construction and General Industry
- Financial Empowerment
- Digital Literacy
- Reintegration Planning
- Long Term Relief
- Living Above Your Circumstances
- Seeking Safety
- Mastering Soft Skills: Relationship Building, Time Management, Decision Making and Goal Setting
If you or someone you know is interested in participating in 180 RAP,come to MCC's Fort Omaha Campus, 5300 North 30th Street, building #9 to attend Orientation. Orientation takes about 20 minutes and it is required prior to receiving services.
180 RAP offers an immediate access pantry to the re-entry population. You do not need proof of income or identification to utilize this service. Pantry items vary daily and typically include nonperishable food items, hygiene items, clothing, shoes and household goods.
RE-ENTRY JOB CENTER
180 RAP staff is uniquely equipped to assist the re-entry population with obtaining employment upon release from jail or prison. 180 RAP assists with resume creation or updates, interview preparation and direct employment referrals. To schedule an appointment with the 180 RAP Job Center staff, individuals must first attend Orientation.
If you are an employer interested in scheduling a tour or would like to learn more about Metropolitan Community College’s Re-entry Center and 180 RAP, please contact Marji VoorVart or Diane Good-Collins. If you would like to forego the tour and receive potential employment referrals from 180 RAP, complete the online Employment Referral Information Form or if for reason you cannot fill out the online form, please complete the Employment Referral Information downloadable form and scan to firstname.lastname@example.org
New 180 RAP projects - more details to come:
IT Technician Academy - provided at Omaha Correctional Center funded by the Google Impact Challenge Nebraska grant
Living In Freedom Everyday (LIFE) Project - to be provided to re-entry individuals and OCC, CCC-O, CCC-L populations returning to the Omaha area upon release funded by a grant from the Bureau of Justice Administration
180 RAP - a full turn in the right direction!
180 RAP TEam:
Noelle Clarke, Office Assistant
TBA, Peer Mentor
Kim Bellinger,Employment Peer Mentor
Doug Linares, Peer Mentor
Dwayne Tucker, Peer Mentor
TBA, Resource & Employment Specialist
TBA, LIFE Specialist
Glenn Flenorl, Resource & Data Specialist
Shaun Osby, Resource Associate
TBA, LIFE Tutor
Marji Voorvart, LIFE Employment Coach
Bob Blanchard, Coach
Sharri Wirth, Program Coordinator
TBA, Assistant Director
Diane Good-Collins, Director
Telephone: 531-622-7368 or 531-MCC-RENT
Metropolitan Community College
Re-entry Center, FOC, #9
P.O. Box 3777
Omaha, NE 68103-0777