Meet Saul Martinez
Saul Martinez was referred to the South Bay One-Stop in Inglewood by reentry partner Friends Outside of Los Angeles County, shortly after serving a 20-year sentence and being on parole. He faced many challenges, including living in a transitional housing facility while attempting to join the workforce during a national pandemic. His experience was limited to skills obtained from state prison labor programs and low-paying jobs upon his release.
Saul was enrolled in the Prison to Employment program and in a Commercial Truck Driving Certificate program with partner training provider Dolphin Trucking School.
Outcome and Benefits:
He met all behind-the-wheel DMV requirements, obtained his Class A Commercial Truck Driving License and was employed in a matter of weeks. He remains employed as a truck driver and has secured permanent housing.
"I want to thank the Inglewood One-Stop for helping me through this process. I love my job and am truly blessed to have been able to get the help from the Inglewood One-Stop. I appreciate my career counselor’s help in getting me where I needed to go to get my career started."