Piper Kerman, Coss Marte, and other contributing authors explore the businesses, entrepreneurs, and nonprofits connecting inmates and ex-offenders with jobs.
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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.
Real people are being hurt by the longest government shutdown in U.S. history. It’s been more than a month since millions of federal employees and contractors received their last paycheck, and there’s no end in sight.
On any given night, more than 40,000 American military veterans across the country don’t have a place to call home.
Social activism has transformed America over the past two years.
At the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, we understand the critical role of the private sector in creating vibrant communities. From community engagement to providing jobs—the strength of a locale and its people is directly tied to the strength of private sector investments.