Here at Action we believe that everyone is entitled to a second chance and that one person’s past shouldn’t define their future. Nothing echoes this belief more than the work we have done over the years the Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO).
The Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) is dedicated to providing immediate, effective and comprehensive employment services to men and women with recent criminal convictions. Our highly structured and tightly supervised programs help participants regain the skills and confidence needed for successful transitions to stable, productive lives.
We are honored to take part in the upcoming panel discussion on The Work for Success Pledge: Utilizing the Skills and Talents of More New Yorkers.
LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR KATHY HOCHUL AND THE COUNCIL ON COMMUNITY REENTRY AND REINTEGRATION TO HOST PANEL DISCUSSION ON WORK FOR SUCCESS PLEDGE, NEW INITIATIVE TO ENCOURAGE COMPANIES TO HIRE FORMERLY INCARCERATED INDIVIDUALS
On Tuesday, July 18, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Council on Community Reentry and Reintegration will host a panel discussion at VICE Media in Brooklyn, NY on the Work for Success Pledge. The Pledge is the first state-level online pledge in which businesses commit to consider hiring qualified candidates with criminal convictions.
The panel is hosted by VICE, which has signed the pledge, due to the success of the VICE Apprenticeship Program, which hires and trains formerly incarcerated people for production, editorial and creative jobs.
The event will feature Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul; New York Secretary of State Rossana Rosado; Alphonso David, Counsel to the Governor; Ron Bergamini, CEO, Action Environmental Group; Rachel Love, Director of Human Resources, VICE Media; Coss Marte, CEO and Founder, ConBody; Christopher Miller, Social Mission Activism Manager, Ben & Jerry’s; and Chris Watler, New York State Executive Director, Center for Employment Opportunities.
WHAT: Panel Discussion on The Work for Success Pledge: Utilizing the Skills and Talents of More New Yorkers
WHERE: VICE Media, 49 S. 2nd St., Brooklyn, NY (Enter at the corner of S. 2nd St. and Kent Ave.)
WHEN: Tuesday, July 18, 11:00 AM