A comprehensive registered pre-appreenticeship program in the construction trades supported through a U.S Department of Labor Reentry Training grant.

Each 8 week course of R3 provides participants with:

53 hours

of evidenced based cognitive curriculum delivered by

BCPS staff

40 hours

of classroom instruction at Reading Muhlenberg Career and Technology Center

48 hours

of hands on experience working on Habitat for Humanity & Neighborhood 

Housing Services 


R3 utilizes best practices to transform participants’ lives by improving employment outcomes by reducing recidivism. BCPS created this comprehensive program model that utilizes best practices in reentry programming and technical education.

Participants also receive:

Case Management


Flagger and OSHA Safety certifications

42 hours of additional workforce preparation, support, job placement and retention assistance

*From the program’s inception in October 2017, participants have contributed 7,700 hours to Habitat for Humanity and Neighborhood Housing Services.

72% are currently employed

92% have not recidivated

(As of 3rd Quarter 2019)

Berks Connections/Pretrial Services

19 N. 6th St, 4th Floor

Reading, PA 19601