Issue Call to Action for All U.S. Philanthropic Institutions to Adopt Fair Chance Hiring Measures

NEW YORK, Feb. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Leaders from 42 foundations announced today that they have “banned the box” by adopting fair chance hiring policies or ensuring that questions about criminal convictions do not appear on applications for employment with their foundations. They also issued a challenge to all U.S. philanthropic institutions to follow suit and eliminate barriers to employment for people with arrest and conviction records. The foundations are members and allies of the Executives’ Alliance for Boys and Men of Color—a philanthropic network committed to improving outcomes for boys and men of color, their families, and their communities.

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