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A Stronger Workforce: The Business Case for Second Chance Hiring (September 29)

Jessie Smith, W. R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of Public Law and Government; and Director of the UNC-Chapel School of Government’s Criminal Justice Innovation Lab, provides a sobering, data-rich assessment of NC’s criminal justice system. Following her overview, Fifth Third Bank’s Jeff Korzenik and SEPI Inc’s Mariah Agsten provide the employer perspective on second-chance hiring, underscoring the benefits to job seekers, job creators and communities as a whole. Watch here.

Education: The Road to Recovery and Resiliency (May 5)

COVID-19 forced numerous industries to quickly re-think the delivery of products and services. One of the biggest shifts occurred in education, with more than two million students in public or private schools and universities shifting to a virtual learning, at-home format. Join us Tuesday, May 5, at 2 p.m. as education leaders discuss the impact of COVID-19 on our state’s education systems and what the road to recovery looks like. Speakers include Peter Hans, president of NC Community Colleges; Dr. Randy Woodson, chancellor of NC State University; and Dr. Anthony Jackson, superintendent of Vance County Schools and NC Superintendent of the Year. Watch here.