Project Opportunity is a pilot initiative that aims to create equitable opportunities for Boston residents with CORIs. The program:

  • Connects residents with free legal consultation for sealing or expunging records
  • Convenes panel discussions to address challenges and solutions for residents with CORIs
  • Connects residents with key resources for well-being
  • Trains City departments to meet the needs of residents with CORIs

Sealing and Expungement

Make an appointment with a volunteer lawyer from Project Opportunity’s partner, Lawyers Clearinghouse, to review the possibilities for sealing or expunging your CORI. Filing costs associated with sealing or expungement will be covered by Project Opportunity. Click the button below to get started.

Make an Appointment

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Upcoming Events

CORI-Friendly Job Training & Education Resource Fair
Virtual webinar
Thursday, December 17, 2020
11 a.m.
Register Here

Previous Panels

Project Opportunity regularly holds virtual panel discussions on different topics that highlight challenges and solutions for people with CORIs. Check back soon for information on the next virtual panel. Or watch previous panel discussions below.

COVID-19 & CORI: Reengaging in the Workforce for Residents Impacted by CORI. June 11, 2020

Entrepreneurship for Residents with CORI. July 23, 2020

Working with CORI & Recovery panel. Oct. 29, 2020

Resources

How & Why to Create a Resume (video)
A virtual workshop customized for residents with CORI.

CORI-Friendly Job Fair (video)
Learn about CORI-friendly employers, such as Express Employment Professionals, Flour Bakery, Greater Boston Food Bank, Newmarket Business Association, Pine Street Inn, Surge Employment Solutions, and VPNE.

CORI-Friendly Resource Fair (video)
Learn about CORI-friendly job training and education resources: City Academy, Suffolk Construction, ABCD HOPES Program, CodeSquad, Community Work Services, Dress for Success, JVS Adult Diploma and Bridges to College and Careers, Project Place, Resilient Coders, Suits and Smiles, and the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts

For essential resources, such as food and housing, please visit this resource page on the City of Boston website.

Partnering Departments

Project Opportunity is a collaboration of several departments of the City of Boston. Their lead representatives are below.

Bethany N. Serota, Esq.
Deputy Director, Programs & Operations
Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development

Dr. Rufus J. Faulk
Director
Mayor’s Office of Public Safety

Kevin Sibley
Executive Director
Mayor’s Office of Returning Citizens

David Jefferson,

David Jefferson
Service Delivery Manager
SOAR Boston

Talia Wright-Rivera
Program Director
SOAR Boston

Contact

For questions, please contact Bethany Serota at bethany.n.serota@boston.gov.

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