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NFL Presents: Advancing a More Equitable Workforce

On July 25, 2022, Inspire Change hosted NFL Presents: Advancing a More Equitable Workforce, convening non-profit leaders and NFL Legends dedicated to opening doors to opportunities for people who have traditionally been overlooked and excluded in our workforce. From providing access to specialized training and education, skills development, and connections to employers to supporting financial literacy programs and giving technology to underserved high school students, Inspire Change partners and NFL Legends shared how they are reducing barriers to opportunity and helping to build a more equitable workforce. Speakers discussed the recurring challenges they see employers struggle with when expanding hiring pools and how their training programs and employer partnerships serve as the bridge. 

Moderated by Kimmi Chex from NFL Network, the event featured Warrick Dunn, former running back, three-time Pro Bowler and 2004 Walter Payton Man of the Year; Sam Lewis, Executive Director of the Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC); Jason McCourty, former defensive back and on-air host of Good Morning Football; and Plinio Ayala, President and CEO of Per Scholas. 

For more information on the career development and training programs offered by ARC and Per Scholas, please visit and