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Marginalized Workers - Tackling the Barriers to Employment

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Listen to testimony and learn about initiatives helping business employ individuals from marginalized or fragile populations.

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Join us on Friday, August 9th for a breakfast panel to be part of an open conversation with businesses and nonprofits. Panelists at this event will give testimony, speak from experience, and touch on the different initiatives from organizations employing or helping to employ marginalized or fragile populations. By breaking down the barriers and providing opportunities for these groups, companies can expand their influence, support their communities and strengthen the economy.

Discover the resources available and learn how to recognize and deconstruct some of the biases interfering with the employment of individuals from disenfranchised communities.

Where: The Alliance Center, 1536 Wynkoop Street, Denver 80202.

When: Friday, August 9th, from 7:30 to 9:30 am.

Audience: Small business community

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$6 general admission*

Free ticket for the member of Good Business Colorado and the participants of the Best for Colorado challenge. Please send an email to bestforco@thealliancecenter.org to receive the free discount code.

Structure of the event:

- 7:30 am: Doors open – 30 minutes breakfast and networking

- 8 am: Welcome – 10 to 15 minutes

- 8:15 am Introduction of their organization by each panelist (who you are your organization and any specificity) – around 4 to 5 minutes per panelist

- 8:40 am QA with moderator – 30 minutes

- 9:10 am QA with the public – around 15 to 20 minutes

Light snacks and coffee will be provided.

The Panelists Include:

Mary A. Putman, Founder and Executive Director at The Reciprocity Collective (501c3 Organization)

Practicing the belief that Vital Connections build Vibrant Communities, The Reciprocity Collective(TRC) seeks and fosters partnerships between the business and nonprofit communities to respectfully and effectively guide individuals from communities of Poverty and Homelessness forward in sustainable employment, purpose and health to realize their potential of fully enriched lives for themselves and their families. As Founder and Executive Director of TRC, Mary Putman views the landscape of the entire community as collaborators in successful employment, forming a network of safety, understanding and resources to enact truly "supportive" employment

Brenda Mosby, Board Director of the Cross-Disability Coalition

Ms. Mosby’s passion is to motivate and inspire individuals to reach their highest potential. She started Mosby Employment Services in 2004, a company that provides career counseling, job readiness skills, training, and job placement. She is the Board Secretary of the Colorado Cross disability coalition, a statewide organization run by and for people with all types of disabilities to support disability rights. Recipient of several awards, she has also served as the chair of the State Rehabilitation Council appointed by the Governor of Colorado and as the commissioner on the Commission for People with Disabilities for the City of Denver.

Emilie Baratta, Owner and Founder or Pat Lynch, General Manager of Green Car Wash

Gleam Car Wash is on a mission to change the way their industry operates and influence the way Denver integrates special needs employees into the workforce. Ninety percent of autistic people are considered to be unhirable, but in certain industries, they are great employees. Twenty five percent of the Gleam Car Wash staff is autistic. The company has implemented a program to hire individuals with cognitive disabilities which has proven to be impactful for the lives of those involved with the program and beneficial for the businesses’ bottom line. They hope their success will influence other companies to adopt an inclusive business model similar to their own.

Denise Miller, Ed.D. State Coordinator for Apprenticeships and Experiential Learning, Workforce Development Programs

The registered apprenticeship model gives employers an opportunity to build a workforce trained to meet their specific skill needs. Apprenticeships offer a flexible training solution, aligned with national and company-specific standards resulting in a well-skilled, well-rounded worker ready for a professional career in the company.

Kelly Booker, Care managers at SCC

Established in 2012, Second Chance Center, Inc. (SCC) is a Colorado based nonprofit organization determined to be the state’s premier community re-entry program and a model for the nation. SCC offers case management, mentoring, and vital resources to assist formerly incarcerated individuals in reestablishing their lives and becoming successful members of the community.

Adam Feuerstein , Day Clean Electric

ClayDean Electric Company is a Denver based contractor focused on generating and providing safe, rapid production, exceptional craftsmanship and renewable advantages to design teams, developers, and ownership to benefit each project to completion and into the future.

The Organizers

Good Business Colorado is an association that advances the values of its business members by advocating for local, state and federal policies, providing an alternative point-of-view to traditional business organizations and sparking more involvement of like-minded, responsible businesses.

https://www.goodbusinesscolorado.org

The Best for Colorado, a program of The Alliance Center is a pivotal program that inspires, equips, and celebrates Colorado businesses that are creating higher-quality jobs, building stronger communities, and preserving the environment. The program helps companies to measure what matters, wherever they are in their social and environmental journey.

https://www.thealliancecenter.org/our-impact/best-for-colorado/

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