Today, we begin our three-part series highlighting winners of the prestigious Halo Awards—North America’s highest honor for CSR and cause marketing, awarded at the 2018 Engage for Good Annual Conference.
We speak to Dave’s Killer Bread (DKB) company and the DKB Foundation, fresh off a Halo Award, about why 1 in 4 of their employees has a criminal background—and why that’s great for business. Listen and learn more about their award-winning nationwide campaign that’s leading the way in urging other businesses to give formerly incarcerated people a second chance at building a brighter future.
- Dave’s Killer Bread is the #1 organic bread in America, with distribution in all 50 states as well as Canada. Additionally, approximately 1 in 3 of the more than 300 employee-partners at the company’s Milwaukie, Oregon bakery has a criminal background—filling positions from entry-level to management, responsible for hundreds of employees and critical bakery operations.
- Dave’s Killer Bread Foundation collaborates with businesses, government agencies and nonprofits to promote second chance employment for formerly incarcerated people. Their programming helps employers develop a more complete understanding of why and how to implement Second Chance Employment within their organizations.
- Read more about Crystal, DKB’s Community Outreach Coordinator, on the company website.
- The Second Chance Project website was created by talented incarcerated individuals within San Quentin State Prison under the leadership of The Last Mile, a nonprofit working to prepare incarcerated individuals for re-entry.