The American Dream is often promoted as an attainable goal that all citizens can achieve, but the reality is that the Black community in the U.S. faces significant barriers to gaining equal opportunities to succeed. Center for Workforce Inclusion is actively creating impact for Black Americans around the country, while also establishing a standard to be adopted around the world. Last year during a Concordia Live, Center for Workforce Inclusion CEO Gary A. Officer and Greyston CEO Joseph Kenner explored solution sets to this inequity, resulting in the creation of a partnership to support formerly-incarcerated job seekers. Together, Center for Workforce Inclusion and Greyston are working to make the American Dream an attainable goal for all, regardless of race or background. In honor of Black History Month, these two impactful leaders continued the conversation to share the importance of these initiatives, and how other organizations can help fight racial injustice both within and outside of the workplace.
In case you missed last year’s Concordia Live: “A Conversation with Greyston’s CEO—Equal Opportunity to Achieve the American Dream”, watch it here.