Connecting One Person to a Job Sends Out Ripples of Hope

Stand Together Foundation Executive Director Evan Feinberg told Seminar Network partners on Sunday that the Network is serving as a platform that unites the most effective social entrepreneurs, providing them the tools and support to break down barriers across the key institutions of society that are preventing people from achieving their full potential. “When social …

Alice Johnson Highlights Courageous Collaboration on Criminal Justice Reform

Courageous collaboration was in the spotlight Sunday at The Seminar Network’s winter meeting when Alice Johnson, a grandmother who was sentenced to life in prison and ended up serving more than 20 years for a first-time, nonviolent drug offense, talked about the Network’s role in her struggle for justice. The Seminar Network and other prominent …

Sunday Session: Looking to the Past to Inform the Future

Seminar Network Chairman Brian Hooks set the tone of Sunday’s session of The Seminar Network’s winter meeting by asking members to look to the social entrepreneurs “who refuse to let division and problems consume them,” and instead ask “how do we solve these problems?” The answer, he said, was to unite with anyone to help …

Unlikely Alliance Gets Results on Criminal Justice Reform

“Unite with anyone to do right” is the attitude that forged an unlikely – but ultimately successful – alliance to reform our federal criminal justice system, culminating in a strong bipartisan vote in the U.S. House and Senate for the First Step Act. This landmark law is already helping federal inmates reconnect with their families …

Seminar Network, SHRM Unite to Help Businesses Hire Those with Criminal Records

Charles Koch, chairman and CEO of Koch Industries, today challenged business leaders attending The Seminar Network’s winter meeting to build on the momentum of the recently passed First Step Act by utilizing tools and best practices to open opportunities for individuals with criminal records who are pursuing a second chance. “As business people, we have …