We invite you to join the virtual event Investing in Alameda County’s Future by Supporting a Path from Incarceration to Career. This online discussion, led by representatives from Bay Area nonprofit, government, and philanthropic organizations and including people formerly incarcerated, will bring workforce leaders and practitioners together to discuss how our community can thrive by embracing residents returning home from jail and prison. Member organizations from the Alameda County Better Careers Design Group of Rubicon Programs, the Alameda County Workforce Development Board, the Alameda County Probation Department, and Growth Sector will present two new pilot programs set to initiate this year with support from the James Irvine Foundation. The Returning Home Career Grant will offer monthly stipends and mentorship to a pilot group of people returning to our county to help them build their careers and a Fair Chance Hiring Video will spur second chance employment with local area businesses, while helping employers understand the needs and value of hiring formerly incarcerated people. Representatives from Supervisor Keith Carson’s office in District 5 and ReWork the Bay will join the event to discuss the complementary community programs and supports that need to be in place for formerly incarcerated people to build the successful lives that they envision.