Ban the Box
This Initiative was started by current Tucson Urban League President Debbi Embry. Ban the Box was created to eliminate criminal history as hiring consideration from those in the Tucson community with a criminal history. This removes a barrier to employment and gives people a second chance and begins reintegrating everyone back into the fabric of our society. Releasing this barrier affects about 60 percent of minorities living in Tucson that the Urban League serves. It’s important to build a sustainable economy and community that doesn’t exclude thousands of applicants from highlighting their skills values.