The resource, Prison to Proprietor: Entrepreneurship as a Re-entry Strategy, examines microenterprise strategies for the formerly incarcerated. In the webinar on the topic, the resource authors, experts from FIELD at the Aspen Institute, discussed how connecting individuals integrating back into the community to business ownership and entrepreneurship can provide a second chance at economic opportunity and mobility.
The Prison Entrepreneurship Program (PEP) is a secondary resource to help bridge the gap between incarceration and employment. Established in 2004, PEP works with reformed inmates who thrive on challenge and accountability.
Visit the FIELD at the Aspen Institute site, whose mission is to identify, develop and disseminate best practices, and to educate funders, policymakers and others about microenterprise as an anti-poverty strategy, to learn more about the spotlight’s authors and their work.
The strategy spotlight and webinar were sponsored by Capital One, Prudential, and Wells Fargo.