The Seminar Network: Just Getting Started

The Seminar Network’s winter meeting wrapped up Monday with calls to continue the work that’s providing a platform for anyone who wants to make a difference and help people improve their lives. “The solutions to our country’s most pressing problems won’t be found through sweeping, top-down solutions,” said Evan Feinberg, executive director of Stand Together, …

Washington Post: The Koch network donor retreat turns touchy-feely

Liberal activist Van Jones protested the Koch brothers outside their donor meeting in 2011. Groups funded by the billionaire-backed network had successfully clamored for his ouster as President Barack Obama’s green jobs czar two years earlier, labeling him a dangerous radical. At the 2019 Koch seminar, however, there is a giant banner with Jones’s smiling face …

Charles Koch urges businesses to hire ex-convicts following new prison-reform law

Billionaire Charles Koch and a coalition of business groups on Sunday announced a push to encourage companies to hire workers with criminal records, following the recent passage of a federal prison and sentencing reform law. The influential network aligned with Koch has teamed up with the Society of Human Resources Management, the trade group for …

Connecting One Person to a Job Sends Out Ripples of Hope

Stand Together 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 entrepreneurs …

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 …