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Yusuf Dahl is director for innovation and entrepreneurship at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania.
My first job out of prison was as a warehouse laborer earning minimum wage. The job was mind numbing and backbreaking, and didn’t offer benefits. Then, I received a call from the local university for a clerical position; it was the opportunity I desperately needed, and it changed the trajectory of my life.
When the Koch network recently announced a new coalition focused on providing work opportunities for the formerly incarcerated, one employment sector was conspicuously absent: higher education. It’s disheartening. My first job out […]
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