Letter from Chambers, Business Associations Supporting Pell Reinstatement for Incarcerated Students

As leaders of chambers of commerce and business associations, we place enormous value on policies that strengthen both our communities and our economies. That’s why we support lifting the federal ban on Pell grants for people in prison.

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Coalition for a Second Chance: How to help with issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic

Resource Guide
There are immediate ways that you can contribute to these organizations who are continuing to work to fulfill their mission and assist individuals who are returning to society from incarceration to obtain jobs, education and job training.

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Sen. Zirkin discusses legislative priorities for 2020 at GBC meeting

Senator Bobby Zirkin
On September 4, the GBC’s Public Safety Committee and the Coalition for a Second Chance welcomed Senator Robert A. “Bobby” Zirkin, Chair of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee, to a special joint meeting to discuss legislative priorities for the 2020 session of the Maryland General Assembly. Senator Zirkin provided highlights...

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Economic inclusion benefits city, region

A key to improving the public perception and financial health of Baltimore is embracing a concept known as economic inclusion, according to a recent report from the Baltimore Integration Partnership. Economic inclusion involves employers, community associations, major institutions and civic leaders collaborating to remove obstacles that have historically prevented economic...

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