Tocci Donates $15k to Straight Ahead Ministries


John and Lila Tocci donate $15,000 to Straight Ahead Minstries, a Worcester-based non-profit. They stand at the front of a group, holding a large check.

This holiday season, Tocci donated $15k to Straight Ahead Ministries (SAM)’s Straight2Work Program.

Straight Ahead Ministries is a Worcester-based non-profit that provides one-on-one support to help juvenile offenders.

Tocci’s donation will support SAM’s mission to help formerly incarcerated young people gain hands-on workplace experience through the Straight2Work program, which partners with local employers that hire graduates of SAM’s training businesses. The contribution will help these employers with the cost of onboarding and training graduates, an essential step toward self-sufficiency.

Read the full news release here.

Straight Ahead Ministries

Straight Ahead Ministries works with juvenile offenders to provide ongoing support and resources from their time in lock-up through their transition back to their communities. Their intensive models of engagement and leadership development include programs that offer faith and character development, job readiness training and placement, educational support and service opportunities. For more information, visit their website.