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Back to Business: How Hiring Formerly Incarcerated Job Seekers Benefits Your Company

"This report from the Trone Private Sector and Education Advisory Council to the American Civil Liberties Union details successful efforts by corporations and government leaders to promote “fair chance” policies—including removing criminal history questions from job applications and partnering with workforce training programs—to help individuals build stability after incarceration through gainful employment. Also discussed is the positive impact of such practices on the growth of the American economy and the health of businesses because of higher loyalty, lower turnover, and reduced recruitment costs."

#RethinkingReentry Call for Artwork

Call for Artwork for #RethinkingReentry – Submissions by April 28th This June and July, the Philadelphia Reentry Coalition is hosting an exhibit in City Hall and we want to showcase your artwork! The exhibit will feature art created by people who have been incarcerated and experienced reentry firsthand. Artwork must be no bigger than: 6' height, 8' wide, 30" depth. No video or audio based artworks can be accepted. To apply, submit a photo of your work to philareentrycoalition@gmail.com by April 28, 2017.Include the artwork's dimensions and an artist statement (250 words or less) responding to the question, "What do you need to stay free?" All exhibited artwork will be chosen by a group of me

Register Now! First Ever Reentry Coalition Open House Series

We are excited to announce the first ever Open House Series for members of the Philadelphia Reentry Coalition -- this August. The first four include: A Paint Day with the Mural Arts Guild, Coffee Break with Quaker City Coffee, Tour and Conversation with Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site, and Agency Open House and Lunch with Philabundance Community Kitchen. The Open House Series will give you an opportunity to participate in a unique site-visit and get an in-depth look at the work of other member organizations. Check out the flier for more information and register now, as spots are limited and first-come, first-served.​

Philadelphia Assembled collaborators on empowering marginalized communities through art

Photo by Elina Tonkova Philadelphia Assembled collaborators met to discuss empowering marginalized communities through art. A discussion featuring the Philadelphia Reentry Think Tank and Black Quantum Futurism founders closed the Philadelphia Museum of Arts Philadelphia Assembled exhibit by highlighting how collective storytelling encourages traumatized communities to reclaim their narratives. Read about it here!

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