Reformed + Reskilled

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Name: Reformed + Reskilled
Date: December 10, 2019
Time: 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM CST
Event Description:

Learning to code means unlocking a world of opportunities, and for the formerly incarcerated, these opportunities are vital to workforce reentry. But making the connection between returning citizens and employers in need of tech talent means addressing and reversing the stigma around reentry. And with over 3,500 open tech jobs in the Kansas City region, companies can’t afford to turn away technologists with the skills to succeed.

On December 10, join us as we bring together workforce reentry experts, community advocates, prison education providers and business leaders for a dialogue around training, hiring and empowering returning citizens. It takes many voices to spark change and we hope you’ll lend yours to this important conversation!


  • Bettina Sparkes - Program Manager, Alternative Workforce Specialist, Kansas Department of Commerce


  • John Jenks - Public Policy Director, Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce
  • Brittany Peterson - Resource Specialist, Second Chance Risk Reduction Center
  • Randy Reinhardt - CEO, Zephyr
  • Jason Miles - Director, Zephyr
  • Haley Shoaf - VP of Impact, LaunchCode
RSVP here.

KC Chamber Board Room, KC Union Station, 1st Floor
30 West Pershing Road
Kansas City, MO 64108

Date/Time Information:

Tue, December 10, 2019

Schedule of Events (A light breakfast & coffee will be provided):

  • 7:30 am: Doors open, breakfast & networking
  • 8:00 am - 9:00 am: Panel Discussion with Audience Q&A
  • 9:00 am - 10 am: Networking
Contact Information:
Jacob Kalagian
Free to attend. RSVP here.
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