Overheard

Aly Tamboura offers advice for employment upon release from prison

By Geoff Sadow
September 28, 2019

Aly Tamboura discusses giving hope to incarcerated men and women that it’s possible to find employment once released.

Aly is the Manager at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, where he advises on criminal justice grant-making. During his 12 years of incarceration, he co-founded the San Quentin News (an award-winning publication) earned a college degree, and learned to write computer code. Prior to his role at CZI, Aly was employed as a full-stack software developer.  

At CZI, he is working to help transform the practice of prosecution, so that key decisions that are made quickly in the justice system, yet have long lasting consequences on defendants, their families and entire communities, are enriched with insights from data analysis and are tied to outcomes like community health and safety, not just years of incarceration.

The ASU GSV Summit brought together the nation’s most committed leaders in business, education, nonprofits, government, and entertainment for the three-day conference. A collaboration between Arizona State University and Global Silicon Valley (GSV), the annual conference is the industry catalyst for elevating dialogue and driving action around raising learning and career outcomes through scaled innovation. 

WorkingNation set up its cameras at the Summit and interviewed the speakers and attendees about the important issues of education and workforce challenges. You can follow the conversation on our social media under the hashtag #WorkingNationOverheard.

Read more about the event here.

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