Anthony Cooper, Sr.
Anthony Cooper speaks from experience when he talks about the problems that ex-offenders have when released from prison or jail. Whether it is finding housing, getting a job, or re-connecting with family members, he understands the challenges involved.
Anthony has worked for Nehemiah Center for Urban Leadership Development since February 2013 as Director of Reentry Service and recently as Vice President of Strategic Partnerships & Reentry Services. As such, he creates and maintains relationships with employers, provides job development, oversees Nehemiah housing programs, is involved with the Department of Corrections and Madison Police Department and developing community relations. He provides court advocacy not only in Madison but in the surrounding counties. He has assisted the City of Madison mayor and Dane County Executive to enhance local reentry efforts.
Anthony has received certification as a Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Instructor and Connecticut Community for Addition Recovery Coach.