April 17, 2019

Q&A with Jenny Kim: The Transformative Power of Second-Chance Hiring

For many former inmates, success upon re-entry means securing housing, maintaining a solid support system of family a...

April 15, 2019

Supporting research that helps break down barriers

Through its partnerships, Koch Industries is committed to identifying and breaking down barriers to opportunity for e...

April 8, 2019

Criminal justice reform: 7 things to know about the latest re-entry research

As many as 10,000 people are released from prisons each week across the United States, but their experiences can vary...

April 2, 2019

The Koch Innovation Challenge

Innovation is in session at Wichita State University. For the third year in a row, five teams have reached the finals...

April 1, 2019

Student innovators rise to the challenge

Spring has returned at Wichita State University, and while many students are diligently taking class notes and preppi...

March 20, 2019

Supporting entrepreneurship with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund

At Koch, we believe in everyone’s ability to become a lifelong learner and succeed while helping others. Throug...

February 7, 2019

Koch Industries partners with the mikeroweWORKS Foundation to support students and elevate skilled trade

Koch Industries supports programs teaching job skills that prepare students for success. That’s why we par...

February 5, 2019

Preparing students for jobs that don’t exist yet

Looking toward an unknowable future, it’s certain that career fields and job requirements will continue to chan...

January 27, 2019

Businesses pledge the next step for criminal justice reform

About 95 percent of the people currently incarcerated across the United States will one day rejoin their communities....

January 21, 2019

Robotics grant gets gears turning at inner-city middle school 

For students at one Wichita, Kansas, middle school, robotics education just got a lot more hands-on thanks to the dil...

December 20, 2018

5 things you should know about CJR (criminal justice reform)

This week, Congress passed and the president signed into law the FIRST STEP Act – designed to improve...

December 19, 2018

Holden: Koch ‘proud to play a role’ in criminal justice reform

Advancing policies that make people’s lives better, such as the criminal justice reform of the FIRST STEP Act, ...

December 14, 2018

The gift of logistics

Every December, there’s a man up north who delivers thousands of gifts to thousands of children. He has the hea...

November 20, 2018

How we think about our role as a business in society

In my more than two decades at Koch Industries, I have witnessed—and been part of—remarkable transformati...

November 15, 2018

The advantages of working for a business with purpose

Now more than ever, people want companies to stand for something.Askia Ahmad, an IT director at Flint Hills Resources...

November 15, 2018

Q&A: Koch’s Mark Holden boosts criminal justice reform at the White House

When it comes to fixing our country’s broken criminal justice system, there is no wrong time to act, and there ...

October 23, 2018

How criminal justice reform unites Koch with Alice Marie Johnson

Once incarcerated with a life sentence without the possibility of parole, recently released Alice Marie Johnson knows...

October 12, 2018

Young inventor's innovation could transform the way you wash your hands

Great ideas can come from anyone, anywhere at any time – even while using the bathroom. Just ask 11-year-old Cl...

October 4, 2018

Thinking outside the syllabus

Today’s teachers know challenge. They experience it with every new class of students at the start of every scho...

October 1, 2018

Tariff-ically troubling

Koch Industries’ Vision emphasizes virtuous cycles of mutual benefit. This is the opposite of the “I win,...

August 24, 2018

How Can Businesses and Communities Work Together on Criminal Justice?

By removing barriers to opportunity for the least advantaged, believing in individual liberty, and caring for communi...

August 22, 2018

Crowdsourcing a Better Criminal Justice System

From coast to coast, and throughout police departments, our courts, and our prisons and jails, there is no shortage o...

August 6, 2018

Koch’s Mark Holden on why our commitment to criminal justice reform is only growing

Koch Industries continues to advocate for reforms to the United States’ criminal justice system because the com...

August 2, 2018

How ‘right to try’ can save lives and give hope

Before he was diagnosed with ALS in 2015, Frank Mongiello had a successful career, a loving family, and good health. ...

August 2, 2018

Kid inventors shine at national competition

Innovation takes a lot of imagination – a naturally abundant resource inside the creative minds of kids, often ...

July 26, 2018

Why you should care about free trade

Free trade. Fair trade. Trade wars. Tariffs. It’s all over the news. But why should you care? In this vide...

July 9, 2018

As STEM needs rise, Koch mentors step up

With the need for professionals in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM for short) continuing to in...

July 3, 2018

Koch at Aspen Ideas Festival: Transcending tribal identity to unify society

People today seem more divided than ever, over virtually everything. No matter the issue’s size or scope, peopl...

July 2, 2018

Focusing on the individual to strengthen criminal justice for all

Not only is criminal justice reform about improving sentencing guidelines and keeping communities safer; it also mean...

June 29, 2018

Koch at Aspen Ideas Festival: Top 5 criminal justice reform lessons

Rarely has an issue generated such an overwhelming consensus on all sides, but that is precisely what the dire need f...

June 5, 2018

All are entrepreneurs.

UNCF/Koch Scholars come from across the country, from communities large and small, with big goals and even greater dr...