Second Chances Take Many Shapes at Inc. Magazine Startup Event

Small business and startup-focused magazine Inc. is hosting its annual gala this week. One of the topics up for discussion? The role business can play in the formerly incarcerated reentering their communities. One panel in particular explores how different businesses have approached the opportunity. Inc. editor Maria Aspan will moderate the discussion, which will include CommunityWorks President and CEO Robert Andrews; All Square founder and CEO Emily Turner; and Dave’s Killer Bread Executive Director Genevieve Martin.

A recent Saturday Evening Post article featured Dave’s Killer Bread’s efforts to employ formerly incarcerated individuals, including Rahsaan Sloan, who was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for a gang-related felony. Sloan found a job at Dave’s after using his time behind bars to sign up for college courses and other training programs.

The Inc. panel illustrates one of many ways the Charles Koch Institute is working to elevate greater understanding of criminal justice issues. Earlier this year, the Institute and Society of Human Resources released a survey that found hiring managers and other company leaders are increasingly open to bringing formerly incarcerated individuals onto their payrolls. Read more about the partnership here.

07-16-2019 11:41am

Setting the Table for Discussion on How Tech Platforms Address Extremism

Media and technology firms are grappling to discover and refine the rules, tools, and standards that address substantive concerns about extreme content while allowing free expression to thrive. Communities Overcoming Extremism: the After Charlottesville Project is bringing together private sector leaders to talk about the questions and discoveries arising in different online communities.

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06-26-2019 10:55am

Open Letter to 2019 Poynter-Koch Media & Journalism Fellows

By creating a supportive community of young journalism professionals, the Poynter-Koch Media & Journalism Fellowship aims to magnify their influence on the profession at a time when the field offers incredible opportunities and unprecedented challenges.

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06-17-2019 05:45pm

How to Enrich Campus Speech and Protect Academic Autonomy

Higher education provides college students an opportunity to refine the skills necessary for tackling competing and challenging views as well as discovering how to collaborate with those they disagree with. In the wake of seven states enacting policy to clear the way for students and scholars fostering such an open, intellectual environment, Charles Koch Institute Senior Fellow Casey Mattox issued the following statement.

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