On June 11, U.S. Chamber Foundation launched America Working Forward: Hidden Workforce, a new project exploring employer-led programs that give inmates and ex-offenders training and support as they re-enter the workforce and hosted America Working Forward Live, an event featuring business leaders, nonprofits, and entrepreneurs building pathways for inmates and ex-offenders to join the workforce.
This special edition of America Working Forward is devoted to the people who are building those pathways to employment. With original reporting and photography, we share best practices and real stories about the pathway from jail to job. We spent a year getting to know employers, nonprofits, entrepreneurs, corrections officials, and inmates who are creating innovative approaches to reentry in communities across the country and honored to share these stories from inside prisons, job sites, and training facilities. Check out the latest issue of the America Working Forward magazine here.