CEO In the News
3/1/2013- CEO and the National Transitional Jobs Network (NTJN) were featured in a Huffington Post article in support of the JobRaising Challenge.
2/25/13- In her piece “Locked Out Of Jobs, Formerly Incarcerated Struggle to Reintegrate,” writer Michelle Chen refers to CEO as “a gateway employer” for those transitioning home from incarceration.
12/6/12- CEO San Diego celebrated their one year with an opening event attended by officials, community members and clients. UT San Diego interviewed several successful CEO clients who are now employed full-time. This event was covered by other new media as well:
Video clip courtesy of ABC 10 News.
Video clip courtesy of Univision San Diego Contigo
11/4/12- The city of Tulsa recently contracted with CEO, and our work crew constructed a new disc golf course in River City park in Sand Springs.
10/18/12- CEO was featured in an article describing our involvement with the Harlem Justice Corps.
9/26/12- The Center for Employment Opportunities was featured in the Wall Street Journal article “The Social-Enterprise Approach to Job Creation. Helping People Stay in School, Out of Prison and off the Government Dole,” by George R. Roberts.
CEO Participant Michael Craig Receives Prestigious REDF Award
9/22/12- CEO Participant Michael Craig was recognized by The Roberts Enterprise Development Fund (REDF) as a Stuart G. Moldaw Step-Up Reward recipient. The entire organization could not be more proud of Michael’s achievement of obtaining full-time employment despite challenges to re-entry. Congratulations Michael!
Video courtesy of REDF.
Barriers to Employment for the Formerly Incarcerated
9/11/12-CEO was highlighted in the article “Tennessee Sees Shorter Prison Sentences; Former Prisoners Still Not Ready” by Just City as an reentry organization that is proven to reduce recidivism.
9/6/12- CEO was profiled in an article titled “Turning Things Around for Former Inmates” by Cyril Josh Barker of the New York Amsterdam News. Barker described how we help people returning home from incarceration find and keep jobs during their most vulnerable period.
Newson6.com Oklahoma’s Own
This article describe’s CEO’s involvement with Salesforce.com’s 1% Product Donation Program.
7/22/12- CEO was featured in a post on PrisonEducation.com, citing us as “an innovative and effective work program.”
MDRC Investigates Strategies that Work for Hard-to-Employ Populations
7/20/12- In the New York City Employment and Training Coalition’s weekly publication the NYC Workforce Weekly, CEO was mentioned as one of the Hard-to-Employ programs with demonstrative outcomes as evaluated by MDRC. Mindy Tarlow, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of CEO commented on the study.
6/26/12- The Center for Employment Opportunities was included in a blog post titled “Formerly Incarcerated Individuals Transition Back to Life in Harlem” by Eugene Schneeberg, Director of the Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships at the U.S. Department of Justice.
6/20/12- Jeff Conrad, CEO’s Buffalo Director, has been working with policy makers in Buffalo to help enact “Ban the Box” legislation.
Tulsa County Director Kelly Doyle Featured in the Tulsa World
6/8/12- Kelly discusses the importance of CEO to newly released individuals who face innumerable challenges to re-entry, CEO’s transitional work in the Tulsa community, and her prior work experience as an employee with Mercy Corps, implementing civil society, agriculture and community recovery programs in South Sudan.
State Impact Oklahoma
5/17/12- CEO Tulsa was featured in Logan Layden’s article “Daunting Employment Barriers Await Oklahoma Felons After Prison.”
The Tulsa World
5/3/12- The Tulsa World’s Karen Keith featured CEO Tulsa in an article, “Business Viewpoint: Seeking Assistance for a New kind of CEO.”
Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce
4/18/12- The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce featured Released with Conviction multimedia exhibit at the Mid-Manhattan Library on their “News and Events” page.
4/10/12- CEO’s social media campaign for Starbucks’ Vote.Give.Grow. nonprofit competition was highlighted on Benjamin Anderson’s Prisoner Reentry website.
“The Resident” on Released with Conviction
4/9/12- CEO’s Released with Conviction multimedia exhibit at the Mid-Manhattan Library was featured by “The Resident” Lori Harfenist in a video report.
3/29/12- Just City highlighted CEO in a blog entry about our success in reducing recidivism.
3/28/12- CEO’s transitional jobs program and savings of up to $3.85 per dollar spent were commended by George Williams in the blog entry “Transitional Jobs: Reducing Recidivism 16 to 22 percent” on the Human Exposures website.
3/28/12- In Mike Reddy’s “Working Out: The Benefits of a Transitional Jobs Program for Ex-Offenders,” he points out that CEO’s program is effective at reducing recidivism and saving taxpayer money.
3/28/12- The article, “Out of Jail, and Into a Job,” by Pulitzer Prize winner Tina Rosenberg describes our transitional jobs program and how it helps prepare formerly incarcerated individuals for full-time employment.
3/27/12- CEO’s Executive Officer/CEO Mindy Tarlow contributed to the Huffington Post’s blog with her article “Making a Difference in 7 Million Children’s Lives.”
Second Chances Panel Discussion
3/15/12 - CEO’s panel discussion on the topic of second chances at the Central Library at Grand Army Plaza on February 28th, 2012 was aired on Brooklyn OnSite!
Film clip courtesy of Brooklyn Independent Television, a community media program of BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn. http://www.bricartsmedia.org/bit
2/24/12- Our “Released with Conviction” multimedia exhibit at the Brooklyn Public Library was covered by the Brooklyn Daily Eagle.
2/27/12- News 12 Brookyln interviewed a photographer and a participant both involved with Released with Conviction multimedia exhibit at the Central Library at Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn.
2/10/12- The Nation’s writer Greg Kaufman highlighted MDRC’s evaluation of CEO and our proven model of reducing recidivism.
2/8/12- In his editorial in the New York Times Opinion Page, Nicholas Kristof singles out the Center for Employment Opportunities for the compelling results of a randomized study by MDRC: “A new study finds that a jobs program for newly released prison inmates left them 22 percent less likely to be convicted of another crime. This initiative, by CEO, more than paid for itself: each $1 brought up to $3.85 in benefits.”
2/6/12- CEO’s Executive Director/CEO Mindy Tarlow was quoted in an article by Matthew Schwarzfeld, detailing the historic settlement in which the EEOC narrowed the scope of criminal background checks that employers may use on prospective employees.
1/12- The results of a randomized study by MDRC were compelling, and led to CEO being highlighted by several different media outlets in the next few months.
Small Business Nonprofit of the Year!
9/27/11- CEO was named the Small Business Nonprofit of the Year by the New York Enterprise Report.
9/21/11- In an interview of George Kaiser, the Center for Employment Opportunities was mentioned as a recipient of $500,000 from his foundation to replicate in Tulsa.
Mindy Tarlow at The Century Foundation
7/26/11- CEO’s Executive Director/CEO Mindy Tarlow spoke on a panel at The Century Foundation about the importance of having resources in place to assist people when they return home from prison.
7/13/11- The Released with Conviction project, with the original Snapshot Project highlighted, was featured on the award winning Prison Photography blog.
Letter to the Editor
5/4/11- CEO’s Executive Director/CEO Mindy Tarlow wrote a letter to the editor of the New York Times in response to “Recidivism’s High Cost and a Way to Cut It.”
4/1/11- CEO was awarded a Social Innovation Fund from the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation to expand in upstate New York, Oklahoma and California.
Department of Education report
3/14/11- CEO was cited in the Federal Department of Education report “Community-based Correctional Education;” in particular the CEO Academy was highlighted as a model of providing skills training to formerly incarcerated individuals.
2/28/11- CEO clients participated in a workshop featured by the Judge Mathis show. Mindy Tarlow, our CEO, was asked to be a guest blogger for the Open Society Institute concerning the issues raised in this video.
CEO Work Crews Help After Snowstorm!
12/7/10- After a tremendous snowstorm in Buffalo, NY BuffaloNews.com reported that the city worked with CEO Buffalo work crews to coordinate the plowing of sidewalks for the elderly or disabled.