Media Coverage

ABC 7 Chicago

Formerly incarcerated people discuss career obstacles during Second Chance Month

“I knew I wanted to do something meaningful with my life and my experience with everything that I did. I could offer that as a blueprint to other people,” says Orlando Mayorga, Reentry Policy Coordinator at the Office Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton’s Equity and Opportunity Initiative.

The Partnership CEO Karin M. Norington-Reaves and A Hire Calling panelists Elesha Nightingale of The Uplift and Mayorga were featured on ABC 7 Chicago on Saturday, April 24, in a piece about The Partnership’s work in second-chance hiring.

Our Chicago: Helping women of color entrepreneurs, giving people with criminal records a 2nd chance

April was Second Chance Month, a time to raise awareness about the obstacles faced by over 70 million Americans with a criminal record and unlock opportunities for them to succeed. The Partnership CEO Karin M. Norington-Reaves and author Jeff Korzenik joined ABC 7 Chicago’s segment, “Our Chicago,” with Jeff Korzenik to discuss The Partnership’s April 21 virtual event, A Hire Calling.  

Univision Chicago

Conoce la iniciativa con la que buscan que exconvictos puedan obtener una oportunidad laboral

The Partnership’s Program Manager Greg Martinez appeared on Univision Chicago on Monday, April 19. In this Spanish interview, he discussed A Hire Calling and the work The Partnership has done to foster employment and leverage the assets and untapped potential of the formerly incarcerated. You can also view this interview on Univision Chicago’s website.


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