Join us for our next Embraced:Fully interview on Thursday, February 3, 2022 at 6:00 pm Pacific with special guest: Chad Sanders from The First 72+

Our next Embraced:Fully Interview Series call will be next Thursday, February 3, 2022 at 6:00 pm Pacific.  We’ll be recording the session in case you can’t make it.

The First 72+

Our guest for this interview is Chad Sanders, Co-Executive Director of The First 72+, a groundbreaking reentry program located in New Orleans, Louisiana.

“Our mission is to stop the cycle of incarceration by fostering independence and self-sustainability through education, stable and secure housing & employment, health care, and community engagement. Through the leadership and wisdom of formerly incarcerated people themselves, the First 72+ transforms the re-entry experience into one that builds on the strengths and abilities of people returning home from prison and ensures that they, their families, and their communities are given the greatest opportunity to grow and thrive.”

About our guest:

Chad Sanders, Co-Executive Director, The FIrst 72+

Chad is a summa cum laude graduate of South Carolina State University where he majored in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing.  Following his undergraduate studies, Chad worked for Pfizer, Inc. as a territory sales representative in both Columbia, SC and Atlanta, GA.  Later, Chad graduated from Tulane University Law School where he was a Dean’s Scholarship Recipient and earned the Association of Administrative Law Judges Public Service Scholarship Award for his work in the community.  Additionally, he was elected Editor-in-Chief of Tulane’s Journal of Intellectual Property and selected for publication.

Chad has extensive private and public work experience having spent time with the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, U.S. Department of Justice Environmental Enforcement Section, New Orleans Saints and Pelicans, City of New Orleans, and most recently with The Woods Law Group, L.L.C.– a boutique law firm specializing in public housing, real estate redevelopment, and construction law.

Chad is a native of Columbia, SC and is a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Learn more about The First 72+ here: https://www.first72plus.org/

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