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Jill Rizika

Jill serves as Executive Director of Towards Employment, a non-profit agency whose mission is to “empower individuals to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency through employment.” Jill has over twenty-five years of experience working on issues of poverty and opportunity in the US and in developing countries. Since joining Towards Employment in 2003, she helped to strengthen a highly successful program to meet the employment needs of individuals with a criminal background, doubling the number of people placed in jobs on an annual basis.