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W.K. Kellogg Foundation Cites Adler School's Work  in Addressing Barriers
 for Young Men of Color 03.07.14
W.K. Kellogg Foundation Cites Adler School's Work in Addressing Barriers
for Young Men of Color
03.07.14

In her latest blog post for The Huffington Post, Gail Christopher, Vice President for Program Strategy, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, discusses barriers facing boys and young men of color in America, and initiatives that the foundation has supported to address them.

Among those initiatives, Dr. Christopher cites a Mental Health Impact Assessment (MHIA) pioneered by the Adler School's Institute on Social Exclusion, the first-of-its-kind study in the United States. "[It] found a high number of African Americans and Hispanics were being arrested by the police in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago, but never charged with any crimes," she writes.

"Still, these 'arrest records' were preventing them from getting jobs. In part, because of this study, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued a guidance restricting the use of arrest records in hiring decisions."

Click here to read "A Push to Support Boys and Young Men of Color."

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