Pivot Program

  • The Business Schools Taking Teaching Into Prisons

    He is a participant in Pivot, a program launched this year by the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown in Washington DC — part of a growing trend to train people who are in prison or have been recently released with specific business skills to help them find work or create their own companies.

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  • Pivot Program Creates Opportunities For Returning Citizens

    The Pivot Program is a non-credit-bearing certificate in business and entrepreneurship which assists 20 D.C.-area residents who have been released from prison in the past two years with their reentry into society. The program is a collaboration between Georgetown’s Prisons and Justice Initiative (PJI), the McDonough School of Business (MSB), and the Georgetown College. It is housed in the Georgetown Venture Lab at WeWork’s G Street location. Fellows take business courses focused on entrepreneurship, as well as liberal arts courses to broaden their thinking. They also participate in internships with local businesses.

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  • Breaking the Cycle

    Georgetown University launched a program to transform the lives of a highly select group of District of Columbia residents released from the city’s correctional facilities who show strong potential to become successful leaders and role models in their communities.

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  • Georgetown’s new program prepares returning citizens to be entrepreneurs. K-12 schools should follow GU’s lead.

    GU’s Pivot Program is designed to offer a group of up to 20 “highly select” D.C. residents considered to hold leadership potential and who, presumably, possess the internal strength that Watkins described. When announcing the program, the McDonough School’s Alyssa Lovegrove linked the emphasis on entrepreneurship to heightening a sense of empowerment that will make Pivot Fellows more able to overcome potential barriers to their success as lawful, contributing members of society.

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  • Georgetown Program Gives Former Prisoners ‘2nd Chance’

    The directors of a new program at Georgetown University want to change that, using education as their tool. The Pivot Program, launched in mid-November, is a collaboration between Georgetown’s Prisons and Justice Initiative, Georgetown College, and the McDonough School of Business designed to give those returning to society from area correctional facilities a foundation in business and entrepreneurship know-how.

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