Tag Archives: formerly incarcerated

President Barack Obama

Obama Takes Executive Action to “Ban The Box” for Federal Jobs

  Marina Fang ,The Huffington Post   President Barack Obama has announced a series of measures designed to reduce obstacles facing former prisoners reintegrating into society, including an executive action directing federal employers to delay [...]
Dorsey Nunn, executive director of Legal Services for Prisoners with Children and co-founder of All of Us or None.

Coalition Calls on President Obama to Ban the Box

A coalition of groups delivered a national petition with 130,000 signatures this week to the White House, calling on President Obama to remove the conviction history check-box from federal agency/contractor job applications, an effort better [...]
Those who attended the celebration for Men and Women of Purpose on Saturday, July 18 included: (from left) the Walker family, Gerald Hatchett, Sims Medal (program sponsor), Don, Vice Mayor Jael Myrick, Spud, Letitia Attaway and granddaughter, Antwon Cloird (program founder and COO), Frank Hancock (program leadership staff), Kathleen Sullivan (BWOPA Richmond/Contra Costa Chapter), Sonya Hancock, Lauren, Will, Sam, and Timothy Walker. Photo by Joe L. Fisher.

Men and Women of Purpose Celebrate Three Years of Community Building

  A program that works to mentor formerly incarcerated individuals in West Contra Costa County celebrated three years of its work helping to rebuild communities on Saturday, July 18.
TekPerfect founder Alfonso Hooker (left) and PIC Planning Director Richard deJauregui.

TekPerfect, PIC Raise Skills of Formerly Incarcerated

TekPerfect, an Information Technology (IT) consulting, design, and support firm serving Alameda and Contra Costa County businesses, has partnered with the Oakland Private Industry Council (PIC) to design and provide a specialized IT training program [...]
UC Berkeley campus.

Demystifying UC Berkeley for Minorities, Veterans, Disabled, Women, LGBTQ and Formerly Incarcerated

By Troy Williams   African Americans represent approximately 20 percent of the men and women in the Army and Marines, and 17 percent of the Air Force and Navy, according to the Military Times. However, [...]
Local supporters of the Jobs Not Jails campaign shut down the Alameda County Board of Supervisors meeting in Oakland on Tuesday, March 3. Those who participated were (left to right): Bill Chorneau from the First Unitarian Church; Judy Belcher, member of the Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club; Rev. Jacqueline Duhart from First Unitarian Church; Zachary Norris, executive director of the Ella Baker Center and Black Lives Matter member; and Gopal Dayaneni, member of Asians for Black Lives and Movement Generation. Photos courtesy of the Ella Baker Center.

Protesters Disrupt Board of Supervisors Meeting, Demanding Services for Formerly Incarcerated

After months of rallying the community in the Jobs Not Jails campaign, organizers with the Ella Baker Center in Oakland and nearly 100 community members peacefully disrupted the Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, March [...]