WHAT IS THE FAIR CHANCE BUSINESS PLEDGE?

In 2015 several large companies signed a pledge to ban the box on their employment applications. Though many companies claim to be felon friendly, only a handful signed the Fair Chance Business Pledge. RNS seeks partnership with these large employers to ensure that our members have a chance at restarting their lives once they are out of prison or jail.

“Around 70 million Americans have some sort of criminal record … Now, a lot of time, that record disqualifies you from being a full participant in our society — even if you’ve already paid your debt to society. It means millions of Americans have difficulty even getting their foot in the door to try to get a job much less actually hang on to that job. That’s bad for not only those individuals, it’s bad for our economy. It’s bad for the communities that desperately need more role models who are gainfully employed. So we’ve got to make sure Americans who’ve paid their debt to society can earn their second chance.”

– President Obama, November 2, 2015

Below is a list of major companies and higher education institutions that pledge to hire, train and retain employees with felony records.

 

Large Employers

  • American Airlines
  • Ben & Jerry’s
  • Best Buy
  • Busboys and Poets
  • CVS Health
  • Coca-Cola
  • Dropbox
  • Facebook
  • Gap
  • Georgia -Pacific
  • Google
  • Greystone Bakeries
  • Hersheys
  • Intel
  • Johns Hopkins Medical Center
  • Kellogg Company
  • Kevin Plank Industries
  • Koch Industries
  • Kroger
  • LinkedIn
  • Lyft
  • Microsoft
  • Monsanto
  • Oklahoma City Thunder
  • PepsiCo.
  • Perdue Farms
  • Prudential
  • Staples
  • Starbucks
  • Target
  • The Libra Group
  • TrueBlue
  • Tyson Foods
  • Uber
  • UnderArmour
  • Unilever
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • VICE Media
  • Walmart
  • WeWork
  • Xerox

 

National Organizations

  • ACLU
  • American Sustainable Business Council
  • Catholic Charities USA
  • NAACP
  • Small Business Majority

 

Small/Medium Sized Businesses

  • 21st Century Telecommunications, Inc.
  • 3D PARS
  • ALB3 Consulting Research & Management
  • Aesthetics On The Glow
  • African-American Chamber of Commerce of NJ, DE and PA
  • Al Abbas Cookies
  • Allegra Marketing & Print
  • Alley Taco
  • American Eagle Sealcoating and Asphalt LLC
  • Amity Foundation
  • Andrews Funeral Home
  • Anti-Recidivism Coalition
  • Anzures Worldwide
  • Aone Contracting & Supply
  • Approved Storage and Waste Handling, Inc.
  • Asian Media Access
  • Associated Students Inc., San Francisco State University – Project Rebound
  • Avalon Breads
  • Bailey Insurance Services LLC
  • Beatrice Ewing Park Service Station
  • Berry Much Yogurt
  • Bob Barker Company
  • Brockman Tree and Lawn Care LLC
  • Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce
  • Brooks Lumber
  • Bubbles Bubbles Bubbles, LLC
  • Building Entrepreneurs for Success in Tennessee (BEST)
  • Butterball Farms, Inc.
  • Byblos
  • C.H. Robinson
  • C.W. Morris – J.W. Henry Funeral Home
  • CPG Partnership Strategies LLC
  • CSI Saddlepads LLC
  • Caffe Lubena
  • Capital Area ReEntry Coalition
  • Capital Oversight Inc
  • Capitol City Contracting, Inc.
  • Capozzi flooring
  • Carosella Design Build, Ltd.
  • Carpenter’s Shelter
  • CarryHOT, Inc.
  • Cava Grill
  • Center for Children with Incarcerated Parents of America
  • Center for Living and Learning
  • Center for Self-Sufficiency
  • City Sandwich NYC
  • Civil Survival
  • Clif Bar
  • Colorado Mountain College
  • Conscious Connections LLC
  • Contemporary Family Services Inc
  • Cornerstone Baptist Church
  • Court Programs, Inc.
  • Crescent River Consulting
  • D.C. Central Kitchen
  • DRP Systems
  • Dave’s Killer Bread
  • Dave’s Killer Bread Foundation
  • David’s Hope
  • Decisive Media Inc
  • Deep Still Water Institute
  • Dillard & Associates
  • Disruption LLC
  • Dixon’s Developments, LLC
  • Ecolibrium3
  • Edwins Leadership & Restaurant Institute
  • Element 9
  • Epic Pest Control & Landscape Services, Inc.
  • Every Dog Has Its Day Care
  • Executives’ Alliance for Boys and Men of Color
  • Fair Chance Workforce Interface LLC
  • Fair Shake
  • FirmGreen, Inc
  • Flux Resources, LLC
  • FoodCorps, Inc.
  • Fried Green Fryer Team
  • Friends Outside
  • Friends of Guest House
  • Future Executives Inc
  • GRID Alternatives
  • Garden of Eden & Associates, Inc.
  • GeoFi
  • Get Ready Driving Academy
  • Glassdoor
  • Global Agro Commodities LLC
  • Golden State Foods Corp.
  • Goodwill Industries of Arkansas
  • Goodwill Industries of Central East Texas
  • Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana, Inc.
  • Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest
  • Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota
  • Grandy’s Coney Island
  • Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky African American Chamber of Commerce
  • Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Green Dot Stables
  • Hamilton County Office of Reentry
  • Hand in Hand Soap
  • Hollywood Impact Studios
  • HopCat Detroit
  • I.Buss & Allan Uniform Company, Inc.
  • IT Total Care, Inc.
  • InService Enterprise, LLC
  • Inflection.com
  • Isidore Electronics Recycling
  • J&X Energy LLC
  • JAX Chamber
  • JSJ Staffing, LLC
  • Jeff’s 40 Minute Cleaners
  • Kansas City Community Source, Inc.
  • Konsultera
  • Lawson Screen & Digital Products, Inc.
  • Leblanc Consulting
  • Life Restoration CEDA
  • Linden Resources
  • Livin Lovely United, LLC
  • Living Classrooms Foundation
  • Living Stones International
  • Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Los Angeles Black Worker Center
  • Los Angeles Conservation Corps
  • Lou’s Deli
  • Lowers Risk Group
  • M & V Provisions Co., Inc.
  • MDG Barber Inc.
  • MI United
  • MOD Pizza
  • Makin’ Movez LLC
  • Manufacturing Alliance of Philadelphia
  • Maria’s Italian Kitchen
  • Mark O’s Bar & Grill
  • Maryland Department of Agriculture
  • Mission: Launch, Inc.
  • Moe Appliance
  • Multisorb Technologies
  • Museum Cafe
  • Museum of Broadcast Communications
  • My Urban Garden Soap
  • NXIS Enterprises, LLC
  • National Dry Goods Company
  • National Policy Alliance
  • Nehemiah Manufacturing
  • New England Blacks in Philanthropy
  • New York Fashion Police
  • NewLife-Second Chance Outreach, Inc.
  • Newton Brown Urban Design
  • Nexus Services, Inc.
  • Nolef Turns Inc
  • Nova Consulting Group, Inc.
  • Novo Community Foundation
  • O’Neill Construction Group
  • Offender Aid & Restoration (OAR)
  • Olive Branch Village Project
  • Oscar’s Coney Island
  • PLR Services
  • POP! Gourmet Foods
  • PRO-A
  • Pass Job Connection
  • Path to Freedom
  • Patten Energy, Inc.
  • Paxen Learning Corp.
  • Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers’ Association
  • Pet Supplies Plus
  • Philly Shipyard, Inc.
  • Phyllis Wheatley Community Center
  • Phyllis Wheatley Community Center
  • Pioneer Overhead Door
  • Portland Bottling Company
  • Price Fresh Pak
  • Project Return
  • Q Stride Inc.
  • RECAP, Inc.
  • Reading Terminal Market
  • Restoration Law Center
  • Revolve Impact
  • Rivanna Natural Designs, Inc.
  • Roman Labor Services Corp.
  • Root & Rebound
  • Ru’Day’s Helping Hands
  • Runnels Foundation
  • SER Metro-Detroit, Jobs for Progress, Inc.
  • Safe & Sound Hillsborough
  • Saint Benjamin Brewing Company
  • San Diego & Imperial Counties’ Roofers, Waterproofers Joint Apprenticeship Committee
  • Saucy By Nature
  • Shelter Care Ministries
  • Shinola Detroit, LLC
  • Six Mile Regional Library District
  • Skill Source Group
  • Solar Screen, Inc.
  • Solar States
  • Spartan Staffing
  • SpringDot, Inc.
  • St. Louis Wing Company LLC
  • StepUp Durham
  • Stratford University
  • Student Success Institute
  • SunHarvest Solar
  • Sungevity, Inc.
  • Super Tek Group
  • Sustainable Construction Corporation
  • TBS Facility Services Group
  • TakeAction Minnesota
  • Taqueria El Nacimiento
  • Tech Dump Electronics Recycling
  • Teslights, LLC
  • Texas Central Partners, LLC
  • The Actors’ Gang
  • The BeBe Group
  • The CPAI Group, Inc.
  • The Exigency Group
  • The Feminist Wire
  • The Grey Door Boutique
  • The Greystone Group Inc.
  • The Lake Alabaster Box
  • The Lancaster Food Company
  • The Last Mile
  • The National Incarceration Association
  • The Pate House
  • The Phax Group, LLC
  • The Water Station
  • Theatre of the Oppressed NYC
  • Together We Bake
  • Total Wine & More
  • Trade Off Construction Services
  • TransNation Holdings, LLC
  • Transmedia Capital
  • Trinosophes
  • USA Built Corporation
  • Union Square Hospitality Group
  • Union Supply Group
  • Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York
  • United Exchange Corporation
  • Urban Ashes
  • Vaughan’s Public House
  • Verge Studios, LLC
  • Veterans on the Rise, Inc.
  • Virginia Correctional Enterprises
  • Virginia Employment Commission
  • Wash Cycle Laundry Inc.
  • Weavers Way Cooperative Association
  • Wellness Enterprises, Inc.
  • Westside Foods
  • Work in Progress
  • Year Up
  • Your Dog’s Best Friends
  • Yuca’s
  • Zaraxo
  • cut50.org
  • oGoing Inc.

 

 

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