David Ballard is the policy and outreach coordinator for the Poverty to Prosperity Program at American Progress. Before joining American Progress, Ballard was a field organizer on political campaigns and worked in marketing for nonprofits. An Orlando, Florida, native, Ballard graduated from the University of Florida’s College of Journalism, where he studied telecommunications.

By David Ballard
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‘If You Are Telling Someone They Can Come Home One Day, They Deserve a Second Chance.’Center for American ProgressOctober 8, 2019
‘A Mistake Shouldn’t Sit on Your Shoulders.’Center for American ProgressJune 28, 2019
‘I Can Celebrate and Say I’m Free:’ How Connecticut’s Clean Slate Act Can Give People a Second ChanceCenter for American ProgressApril 24, 2019
Introducing Clean SlateCenter for American ProgressApril 12, 2019
‘People Don’t Understand That Those Benefits Are Lifesavers.’Center for American ProgressMarch 29, 2019
‘How Are You Going to Look for a Job if You’re Hungry?’Center for American ProgressMarch 29, 2019