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Employing the Formerly Incarcerated - Panel

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55 Rutter St, Rochester, NY 14606-1828, United States

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At The Center For Open Hiring, a program from Greyston in Yonkers, NY, where for the past 35 years, they have been practicing "open hiring" with no interviews and no background checks, while also providing the needed support services (addiction, mental health, childcare, transportation, etc) to help them keep their jobs. They're now sharing what they've learned and Rochester is going to be the VERY FIRST pilot! Ty Hookway, who is leading the local effort through CleanCraft, will be on the panel and will be hosting us at their brand new location on Rutter St.

Also on the panel will be Jes Scannell, Director of Career Empowerment Initiatives at Foodlink, to talk about their career fellowship program that recently celebrated the graduation of their first class! While not solely targeting those with criminal records, many in the program fit that description and/or have other significant barriers to employment.

We'll also have Sarah Fletcher, who leads the Center for Employment Opportunities, part of a national organization that provides transitional employment for the formerly incarcerated.

Moderating our panel will be Kit Miller of the MK Gandhi Institute, who has led several programs to bring community members to local prisons to meet with the soon-to-be-released inmates to discuss their challenges and fears of reintegrating into society.

Join us for a lively panel discussion and Q&A!
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