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Partner Spotlight: Negotiation and Entrepreneurship – New Directions for the Georgetown Pivot Fellows

Negotiation Works recently partnered with the Georgetown Pivot.…

March 23, 2021

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Advancing Social Justice Through Second-Chance Hiring: How Businesses Can Help

An article by Damien Dwin, Georgetown alumnus; Alyssa Lovegrove, professor of the practice and academic director, Pivot Program; and Pietra Rivoli, professor and executive…

March 11, 2021

News Story

Pivot Fellow Deron Doby Launches Odd Kickz

Deron Doby is the founder of Odd Kickz, an online clothing restoration, resale, and customization business.  Ever since he was young, Doby has been passionate about fashion and…

August 31, 2020

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Georgetown Program Gives Returning Citizens a Second Chance

Gerorgetown's McDonough School of Business created the Pivot Program to help previously incarcerated individuals make a turn in their lives through mentorship and expert guidance…

July 17, 2020

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Pivot Pitch Competition Reveals Impactful Perspectives

The Pivot Program celebrated its second annual Pivot Pitch Competition where six members of the cohort revealed their entrepreneurial ventures to a panel of 20 business leaders.…

July 15, 2020

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The Next Frontier for College Programs for Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners: Teaching Them Entrepreneurship

The stigma against job candidates with criminal records is so strong that, even with the skills they may have learned behind bars, many find it easier to start a business than…

July 12, 2020

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What CEOs can do to Advance Racial Justice

An op-ed with Damien Dwin (B'97), Alyssa Lovegrove, academic director of the Pivot Program, and Pietra Rivoli, professor and executive director of the Pivot Program: "As many in…

July 8, 2020

News Story

Pivot Program Recognized as One of 25 Innovations That Inspire

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) has recognized Georgetown McDonough’s Pivot Program as one of 25 innovations that inspire change in the…

May 12, 2020

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Trauma and the Criminal Justice System – My Experience

An op-ed by Pivot Fellow Yusef Rabb: On May 9, 1991, I entered the judicial system as an 18-year-old man-child from South East Washington, D.C . 1991 was one of the more volatile…

February 23, 2020

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Hiring Formerly Incarcerated Employees Helps Your Bottom Line

I am fortunate to be involved in the Georgetown University Pivot Program, an innovative partnership between the DC government and the Georgetown School of Business. Returning…

February 11, 2020