Each year, approximately 700,000 people finish their time in prison and reenter communities across the United States. They are seeking a second chance – perhaps even their first – to contribute to society, improve their lives, and help others. At the same time, there is a massive skills gap – 7 million open jobs, just waiting for people with the matching knowledge and experience.
The latest Safe Streets & Second Chances research provides an inside look at the challenges and successes of people from across the country who are re-entering communities
As many as 10,000 people are released from prisons each week across the United States, but their experiences can vary dramatically. They face many barriers to success, from maintaining resilient support systems to securing identification, housing, and employment.
At Koch, we believe in everyone’s ability to become a lifelong learner and succeed while helping others. Through these virtuous cycles of mutual benefit, we have seen first-hand how people can improve their lives and help those around them do the same.
After more than 30 years of collaboration, Flint Hills Resources was recently recognized for reaching a significant milestone in its relationship with nonprofit Ducks Unlimited, surpassing $1 million in contributions to support habitat conservation initiatives for waterfowl and other wildlife.
Jim Hannan, executive vice president and CEO for Koch – Enterprises, shares his perspective on what really makes Koch companies different
In my more than two decades at Koch Industries, I have witnessed—and been part of—remarkable transformations inside the company and the business areas in which we operate. Working at Koch is probably unlike working for most other companies. Spend a few hours at one of our manufacturing facilities or offices across the country, and you might notice the difference, too.
It was a privilege to share a slice of that at The Atlantic’s recent Power of Purpose Summit in New York. At Koch, we think about the role of business in society a little differently than others might.
At one prison in rural El Dorado, Kansas, two educators have teamed up to help inmates prepare to rejoin society – and the U.S. workforce.
On December 21, 2018, the First Step Act was officially signed into law by President Trump. This legislation for criminal justice reform, as the name implies, marks a first step forward, but it also raises the question – what’s the next step? How can we better prepare the 650,000 incarcerated Americans who rejoin society every year and provide real opportunities at successful second chances?