Broadcast News Pieces Featuring Safer's Work
September 16, 2015 — WLS Ch. 7
Windy City Live Co-Host Val Warner surprises Safer with a check for $1,000
December 31, 1969
Safer Founders Bernie Curran and Guls Wilhelmy
March 3, 2015 — On Point - WBUR Boston
Is it time to stop asking job applicants if they’ve been convicted of a crime? We’ll look at employment and unemployment after prison.
February 27, 2015 — KWQC-TV6
UPDATE:Teens with criminal records are getting a second chance at earning a high school diploma. We last checked in with them a month ago. Today is their graduation
January 16, 2015 — KWQC
Stealing cars, theft and burglary just some of the criminal charges that some 16 year old students in Davenport have, but they said their mistakes in the past won’t inhibit their ambitions for a bright future.
January 8, 2015 — KWQC-TV6
A new law in Illinois is helping to level the playing field for individuals with a criminal history, looking for work. “That criminal background don’t define who I am today or who I will be tomorrow,” said Darryl Tayborn said to live now, not in the past. He’s been employed for nine years, but it took a lot of searching to find an employer who would hire someone with a criminal record. “I knew that people were going to slam the door in my face when they found out I had a criminal conviction,” said Tayborn. “But the thing was, I preserved, I kept going.”
December 25, 2014 — WTTW Ch. 11
August 5, 2011
Diane Williams receives Champion of Change Award from the White House
October 18, 2010 — Grow Awareness Media
This is the story of the making of the Go Green @ Your Illinois Library toolbox, distributed to participants at The Field Museum’s workshop in October 2010. The video includes people from the Field Museum, the Rebuilding Exchange and Safer Foundation clients. The Green Jobs Deconstruction Training and Job Experience Program, spearheaded by Safer Foundation, through a Federal Stimulus Grant provide by the City of Chicago.
August 14, 2010 — WGN
Safer Foundation featured on Emmy winning WGN program People to People
July 13, 2010 — Fear No Art Chicago
Safer clients, who take care of State Street between Wacker Drive and Roosevelt, are a part of the video. Safer Safer Work Crew Supervisor Juan Cruz has a part at the end.
March 9, 2010 — ABC7 Chicago
Chicago's ABC7 speaks with Safer Foundation President/CEO Diane Williams about the dangers of downsizing Cook County Jail without appropriate funding for reentry.
March 7, 2010 — Medill Reports Chicago
The City of Chicago is taking one more step toward "going green." But this one has an added benefit. Marissa Mitchell shows us one local partnership that aims to include hard-to-employ people in environmental efforts.
December 21, 2009 — WTTW Chicago Tonight
Chicago's WTTW11 features Safer Foundation and talks with clients about the jobs they found with Safer's help.
October 15, 2009 — CAN-TV
On October 15, 2009, over 300 people gathered at the Hyatt Regency Chicago's Crystal Ballroom to celebrate Safer Foundation. Honorees included Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley and celebrity chef Jeff Henderson, who received the Spirit of Safer Award and the Safer Achievement Award, respectively. Loop Capital's Jim Reynolds chaired the event; and WGN's Bob Jordan served as emcee. Footage of the event is courtesy of CANTV.
October 14, 2009 — WTTW Chicago Tonight
Finding a job is never easy in a recession, especially when you've just gotten out of prison. We meet some ex-offenders who have managed to land on their feet with the help of two local organizations.
July 8, 2009 — PBS NewsHour
Part 2 of a national broadcast featuring Safer Foundation and its clients, information about the nation's rising unemployment rate and those who are not counted in the official numbers. Paul Solman Reports.
July 2, 2009 — PBS NewsHour
Part 1 of a national broadcast featuring Safer Foundation and its clients, information about the nation's rising unemployment rate and those who are not counted in the official numbers. Paul Solman Reports.
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