TPA February Newsletter: More Than “Making Ends Meet”

February Newsletter:

More Than “Making Ends Meet”

“An estimated 70 million people in the United States have a serious misdemeanor or felony arrest or conviction record that could impact their ability to find a job. [And], each year about 630,000 people, on average, are released from state and federal prisons across the country after completing their sentence. All must find a way to make ends meet.”  (Source: Alliance for a Just Society)

At TPA, we want people to do more than just ‘make ends meet.’ It is our hope that they become financially secure, and avoid further experiences with homelessness or prison. That’s why we partner with employers to take new approaches that eliminate workplace stereotypes and bias, which often keep people with criminal backgrounds from succeeding in a career. Our focus is to eliminate such workplace barriers so they can move beyond minimum wage employment to a more financially secure life.

Starting this spring, we’ll launch an expansion project, working with employers who have the desire to create new workplace experiences for people with a criminal history, so they can take meaningful steps to help them improve their financial security and live a healthier, productive life. If you want to know more, please, reach out to us at info@theprosperityagenda.org.

Warmly,

 

 

Diana Dollar
Executive Director

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Diana Dollar is The Prosperity Agenda's Executive Director.

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