Pathways for Equity Program: unlocking career pathways for women impacted by the criminal legal system

Advancing Equity through Employer Partnerships

The first goal of the P4E Program focuses on forming employer partnerships.  We identify businesses through a nationwide search of fast-growing industries with jobs available in targeted cities and states.  We provide information to increase their awareness of the top talent that exists within the 1.9 million women who are released from prisons and jails each year (Prison Policy Initiative, 2019) and how a criminal history impacts their access to housing, education, and employment. We form strategic partnerships with employers that are committed to expanding second chance hiring efforts and hiring from the pool of qualified women participating in the P4E Program.

Business Engagement Opportunities

Employer Partner

Access to Top Talent

  • Support employer's workforce needs i.e., direct employment, apprenticeships/internships, or a customized fellowship
  • Expand diversity, equity and inclusion practices to include justice-impacted individuals who are qualified for positions with an employer
  • Employers have access to top talent and dedicated employees who have work experience, education, and training

Corporate Sponsorships

Business & Community Investment

  • Workforce development and civic investment
  • Community awareness through joint marketing opportunities i.e., publications, social media
  • Advances the work of fair chance hiring and expansion of diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Supports career preparation training and career ready fellowships for hundreds of women

Talent Development

Workforce Preparation

  • Serve as mentors for the fellows
  • Serve as presenters for P4E workshop curriculum professional development topics
  • Assist as mock interviewers to prepare Fellows for employment interviews
  • Participate in career information sessions to increase awareness of opportunities in various industries

Business Engagement

Awareness & Advocacy

  • Business roundtable discussions
  • Virtual or in-person career fairs
  • Fair chance hiring training
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion best practices

Business Success Story

Daryn Harpaz

CEO - ZenythGroup

Join us as a Partner

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Meet the Partners

Virgin Unite

“Working with Marta has been a fantastic experience – she has jumped in with both feet, and has shown an incredible work ethic and commitment. I am so glad that we were able to partner with The LOHM to give Marta this opportunity, and I am inspired by the hard work and attitude she has demonstrated. If Marta is any indication of the caliber of LOHM fellow, I am more excited than ever about future collaborations with The LOHM.” 

–Alex Hreiz, Manager, Propulsion Manufacturing Engineering

“Virgin Orbit has been that light at the end of the tunnel for me. They reaffirmed and confirmed that no one should ever give up on their dreams.  As a child, I fell in love with airplanes, aerospace, and the freedom and beauty of flight.  As the darkness and life struggles etched my life in a way I thought I would never survive, that dream kept me fighting and believing that one day I would overcome the darkness and achieve my lifelong dream of working for an aerospace company.  Virgin Orbit has made that dream come true and they have guided me through the tunnel in a way that I finally feel like I'm truly and able to see the beauty of me and life as a whole.”

-Marta Barretto, P4E Fellow, Propulsion Coordinator, Virgin Orbit

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