Second Chance Conference Agenda

Thank you for your interest in Goodwill Industries of Kentucky’s inaugural Second Chance Conference. Due to COVID-19 protocols, the conference will happen virtually this year on Wednesday, April 28, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., EDT.

Goodwill is excited to join commonwealth dignitaries and our sponsors, MolinaCares Accord, Park Community Credit Union, LG&E & KU Foundation and Clean Slate Junk Removal & Hauling, in offering a pathway for many Kentuckians to build better lives for themselves.

The Second Chance Conference will offer two simultaneous workshop curriculums. One set of workshops is specifically designed for people who are seeking second-chance resources to rebuild their lives. The other set of workshops is for business and service provider representatives interested in supporting the second-chance population.

Both workshop agendas are designed to improve Kentucky by helping people who have paid their debts to society move beyond their past and become notable contributors to the commonwealth’s workforce and economy.

Second-Chance Seekers

9 – 9:45 a.m.

Reentry 101

Panelists:

  • Marty Johnson, DOC
  • Pam Bentley, DOC
  • Jarvis Livingston, DOC
  • Andria Barkett, DOC

10 – 10:45 a.m.

How to Land the Job

Panelists:

  • Beth Mickle, GE Appliances
  • Patricia Turner, HR Affiliates
  • Kim Chasteen, Highlands Diversified
  • Patrick Bryant, AppHarvest

11 11:30 a.m.

Keynote Address: Ashley McCarty, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, introduced by Park Community Credit Union


11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Expungement Clinic

Panelists:

  • Neva-Marie Polley Scott, Legal Aid Society
  • Nicholas Maraman, Legal Aid Society
  • Kristy Vick-Stratton, Kentucky Legal Aid Society

Businesses/Service Providers

9 – 9:45 a.m.

Why Be a Second Chance Employer

Panelists:

  • Ryan Jones, Rev-A-Shelf
  • Rob Perez, DV8 Kitchen
  • Angel Alvarez Everburn Mfg.

10 – 10:45 a.m.

WOTC/Federal Bonding with Michelle DeJohn, Kentucky Career Center


11 11:30 a.m.

Keynote Address: Ashley McCarty, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, introduced by Park Community Credit Union


11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Making a Difference Through Community Partner Collaboration

Panelists: 

  • Melissa Estep, SKY Hope
  • Natasha Bishop, Apprisen
  • Andrea Russell, VOA
  • Earl Washington, Perfect Imperfections
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