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Maryland Should Follow D.C.’s Lead On Youth Rehabilitation

Despite the punitive correctional atmosphere of the 1990s and 2000s, Tyrone [Walker] earned his GED and enrolled in college with the help of a Pell Grant. Eventually, he tutored…

December 27, 2019

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Meet DC Inno’s 2019 50 On Fire Inno Blazer Winners

Georgetown Entrepreneurship’s rebranding has come on the back of one of its most successful years yet. It opened a new Venture Lab in WeWork Metropolitan Ave., doubled its…

November 22, 2019

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The Douglas Dynasty

Talib Shakir, Pivot Program fellow, appeared in an interview with Diane Sawyer in a series, The Douglas Dynasty, about Cameron Douglas and surviving.…

October 22, 2019

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DMV Spotlight On 9.8.2019 On The Georgetown Pivot Program

DMV Spotlight on 9.8.2019 is highlighting the Georgetown Pivot Program that allows formerly incarcerated DC residents to be chosen for a Georgetown fellowship to earn a non…

September 4, 2019

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From Prison To Work: Former Inmates Learn To Be Entrepreneurs At Georgetown University

"Business schools are about creating opportunity. There is a population in our community that is ready to contribute," said Pietra Rivoli, director of Pivot Program. "We support…

August 14, 2019

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When D.C. Residents Come Home From Prison — And Go To Georgetown

A variety of initiatives across the District seek to change that reality, including Georgetown’s Pivot program, a partnership with D.C.’s Department of Employment Services…

July 16, 2019

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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…

May 23, 2019

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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…

April 26, 2019

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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…

April 1, 2019

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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…

December 12, 2018