Envoy collaborates with industry associations, chambers, and regional initiatives to develop tools and strategies for their membership. Our team specializes in providing broad based guidance, resources and support to a broad range of stakeholders that are addressing workforce development and equity & inclusion through fair chance employment.
Key tenets of our association partnerships include:
Communication & Influence
Elevate Fair Chance best practices to membership and industry-wide audiences
Coaching & Support
Ensure preparation across teams to adopt and advance Fair Chance practices
Resources & Tools
Build resources to support the implementation of Fair Chance employment
Support the collection and dissemination of learnings, case studies and success stories
Measurement & Growth
Assess, adapt and expand practices based on outcomes and continuous learning
Strategy & Technical Assistance
One-on-one and group training with key implementers and stakeholders
Through our work with member-based organizations, we have provided technical assistance and created a learning community for employers to ask questions and learn from one another.
If you're interested in learning more, please reach out to Cassi Zumbiel, Managing Director.
Manufacturing Institute (MI)
Engagement: Envoy has been working with the Manufacturing Institute (MI) to support its Second Chance Employment Initiative since early 2021. MI is the workforce and education arm of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and leads content and programming to meet the needs of its 14,000 member companies.
Results: Envoy has supported MI in strategy, content development, direct engagement and knowledge-building for members by building tools and learning resources to meet stated goals from manufacturers to build a broader and more accessible workforce.
Second Chance Business Coalition (SCBC)
Engagement: The Second Chance Business Coalition is a network of 45 large employers committed to expanding opportunity for job seekers with past convictions. Envoy has provided strategic and programmatic support to the coalition since its founding in 2021. Among Envoy's contributions has been the development of the Community Partners Map and the Onramps Guide.
Results : Since its founding the SCBC has grown its membership by 50% and tens of thousands of users have explored and downloaded its web-based resources. Envoy continues to partner with the SCBC to build open-source tools and content, lead programming and provide subject-matter expertise.