Second Chance Summit Provides Resources and Debunks Myths of Hiring People with Criminal Backgrounds

- Business, Government and Nonprofit Leaders Join Together to Improve Lives and Communities Through Second Chance Employment -

MILWAUKIE, Ore.--()--Dave’s Killer Bread Foundation:



The Second Chance Summit: New York City brings together leaders working to expand employment opportunities for people with criminal backgrounds with employers who want to explore Second Chance Employment − the employment of people with criminal backgrounds − in their organizations. The Summit is hosted by the Dave’s Killer Bread Foundation, the nonprofit established by leading Second Chance Employer Dave’s Killer Bread, and features inspiring speakers, networking opportunities and presentations of actionable resources drawn from the Foundation’s Second Chance Playbook. Co-sponsored by The Milano School for International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy at The New School, Second Chance Summit: New York is designed to pave the way for more businesses to positively impact recidivism (the all-too-common cycle of formerly incarcerated people returning to jail) by becoming Second Chance Employers.



Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.



The New School, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall
66 West 12th St., New York, N.Y.


Keynote Speaker: Glenn E. Martin, JustLeadership USA

A leading advocate for criminal justice reform, Glenn E. Martin founded JustLeadership USA in 2014 with the goal to cut the U.S. correctional population in half by 2030 and elevate the voice of Americans impacted by crime and incarceration. As a young man, Martin served six years in New York State prisons. Now he serves on the advisory board of the National Network for Safe Communities and has been recognized for his advocacy work by honors including Legal Action Center’s Arthur Liman Public Interest Award.


Featured panels include:
Employee Panel with Dave’s Killer Bread, Greyston Bakery, Drive Change, POP! Gourmet Foods and Hot Chicken Takeover employees who have all benefited from their employer giving them a second chance.

Debunking the Myths Panel with speakers including Sam Schaeffer of Center for Employment Opportunity, Janet Van Liere of Alternative Staffing Alliance and Ashley Cordero of REDF. Moderator Bill Snipes of the law firm Sullivan & Cromwell openly addresses and debunks the common perceived risks of Second Chance Employment with legal, insurance and staffing experts.



There is a nominal fee to attend the Summit and pre-registration is required. Email for more information and to sign up for the Summit. Please register by Tuesday, May 17.


About Dave’s Killer Bread Foundation

The Dave’s Killer Bread Foundation is dedicated to encouraging and inspiring Second Chance Employment, the employment of people with criminal backgrounds. Established by Dave’s Killer Bread and inspired by the company’s employee-partners, the Foundation builds replicable, sustainable solutions for any organization looking to adopt Second Chance Employment. Foundation resources include the Second Chance Playbook, designed with reentry, criminal justice, business and human resource experts, and Second Chance Summits, educational and outreach event for employers.

About the Milano School for International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy

The Milano School offers graduate degrees in Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management, International Affairs, Nonprofit Management, Organizational Change Management, and Urban Policy Analysis and Management, and a doctoral degree in Public and Urban Policy. Milano is part of The New School in New York City, which prepares students for active citizenship through interdisciplinary, experiential learning. Milano is home to renowned think tanks and institutes including the Center for New York City Affairs and the Observatory on Latin America.


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The Second Chance Summit: New York City brings together leaders working to expand employment opportunities for people with criminal backgrounds, hosted by the Dave’s Killer Bread Foundation.


Maxwell PR
Doe Hatfield, 503-231-3086