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Prison to Proprietor: Entrepreneurship as a Re-Entry Strategy

September 12, 2016  • Joyce Klein & Lavanya Mohan

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Prison to Proprietor: Entrepreneurship as a Re-Entry Strategy (2016), written for the Asset Funders Network by FIELD Director Joyce Klein and FIELD Research Associate Lavanya Mohan, examines the role of business ownership and entrepreneurship in helping formerly-incarcerated individuals navigate re-entry. The brief highlights several programs using business ownership strategies to equip formerly-incarcerated individuals with tools to support themselves, their families, and their communities.

 

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Every year, hundreds of thousands of formerly-incarcerated individuals reenter their communities. Business ownership can give them a second chance at opportunity.

The formerly incarcerated face multiple barriers to opportunity. How can #entrepreneurship help them gain stability & mobility as they readjust to life on the outside?

By supporting entrepreneurship for the formerly incarcerated, we can aid reentry and curb the #racialwealthgap at the same time.

 

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