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New EEOC guidance on arrest records and hiring decisions: Working with communities on their rights to accessing jobs

After more than 20 years, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) this spring revised its policy guidance on employers’ use of arrest records in making hiring decisions. The announcement received a great deal of media attention. In communities like Chicago’s underserved Englewood community, a significant number of residents are arrested in police sweeps but … Continue reading

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Institute on Social Exclusion: Upcoming events on mental health impact, urban mental health and more

The Adler School’s Institute on Social Exclusion (ISE) has a busy series of events and presentations coming up, beginning this week with Executive Director Lynn Todman’s panel presentation at the first-ever National Health Impact Assessment Meeting in Washington D.C. Here is the schedule: April 3-4: Inaugural National Health Impact Assessment Meeting, Washington, D.C. Lynn Todman, Ph.D., Executive Director … Continue reading

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‘They come back hoping to learn more about what they can do because they are fed up.’

As we walk the streets of their neighborhood, they are infuriated with abandoned buildings, garbage, liquor bottles, and other waste left about as if it doesn’t matter. That’s how an Adler School art therapy student described a walk one day with teenagers in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood, a group  with whom she worked this summer as part of an ongoing … Continue reading