As part of the Executives’ Alliance for Men and Boys of Color, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation joins 41 peer foundations in “banning the box” and adopting fair hiring practices through eliminating questions about criminal convictions on employment applications.
Additionally, the Executives’ Alliance for Men and Boys of Color has issued a challenge to all U.S. philanthropic institutions to follow suit and eliminate barriers to employment for people with arrest and conviction records. According to a 2009 report, more than 70 million Americans have arrest or convictions records that reduce the likelihood of a callback for an interview for entry-level employment by up to 50 percent.
The Kellogg Foundation is committed to improving outcomes for men and boys of color and their families and communities. Learn more about the commitment and the challenge issued to all other U.S. philanthropic institutions at BanTheBoxPhilanthropy.org.