Opening Tech Careers to the Formerly Incarcerated

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Individuals who are released from prison face thousands of barriers that prevent them from building skilled, high-paying careers, perpetuating a cycle of poverty and incarceration. Meanwhile, the tech industry has long overlooked returning citizens while struggling to find talented workers. Now, innovative programs are solving for both these challenges by expanding access to tech training and employment for the formerly incarcerated. Hear from two pioneers in this space – Next Chapter, an apprenticeship program founded at Slack that places returning citizens into full-time roles at leading tech companies, and The Last Mile, a network of in-prison technical training programs – about the impact of this work and what you can do to build a more inclusive tech sector, starting at your company.

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Kenyatta Leal

Next Chapter

Lynne Oldham

Stash Financial

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Workplace Revolution

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Beginner