ONLINE: Diversity & Inclusion Workshop Series: The Business Case for Supportive Social Systems for Responsible Re-entry

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Name: ONLINE: Diversity & Inclusion Workshop Series: The Business Case for Supportive Social Systems for Responsible Re-entry
Date: August 25, 2020
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Registration: Sorry, online registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:
Prior to COVID-19, the United States faced a historically tight labor market. The increased demand for workforce talent requires innovative solutions and accessing recruitment pipelines across all populations. One of the most underutilized workforce pools across the nation are individuals who were formerly incarcerated. More than 19 million justice involved individuals currently reside in communities throughout the country and face ongoing challenges related to employment, housing, transportation, and food security, among other difficulties. Nearly 75 percent of returning citizens are unemployed more than a year after release from incarceration costing the U.S. more than $87 billion dollars in lost GDP.
The KC Chamber, in partnership with Reaching Out From Within and Renaissance Solutions, LLP, invite you to join an upcoming workshop that will address the stigma attached to employing justice involved individuals and why hiring returning citizens is good for business. This program will also examine the barriers formerly incarcerated persons face when trying to successfully transition back into society. Workshop participants will learn how businesses and the community can assist returning citizens and will offer an opportunity to hear first-hand accounts of the challenges people face upon release from incarceration.

Thank you to our 2020 Diversity & Inclusion Sponsors!
Presenting Diversity Sponsors for 2020 are CommunityAmerica Credit Union, Evergy, Hallmark, and T-Mobile.
Our Cornerstone Sponsors are American Century Investments, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas CityCommerce BankEwing Marion Kauffman Foundation, JE Dunn Construction, Lockton CompaniesREACH Healthcare FoundationSaint Luke’s Health SystemUMB and Waddell & Reed.
Our Regional Diversity Sponsors are Heavy Constructors Association, Spire and VanTrust Real Estate.
Our Supporting Diversity Sponsors are Andrews McMeel Universal, Bank MidwestChildren’s MercyEnterprise Holdings, Garmin, H&R Block, HNTBHoneywellHusch BlackwellKansas City University of Medicine & BiosciencesKVC Health SystemsLathrop GPMLead Bank, Mazuma, McCownGordon Construction, Shook Hardy & Bacon, State StreetStinson LLPThe Builders’ Association, The University of Kansas and The University of Kansas Health System.
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Date/Time Information:
Tuesday, August 25
Contact Information:
Sydney Wickliffe, KC Chamber events coordinator
This event is free to attend.
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