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The Georgetown Pivot Program is a custom certificate in business and entrepreneurship created specifically for formerly incarcerated individuals. Designed in partnership with the DC Department of Employment Services and delivered by Georgetown faculty, the Pivot Program is a one-year transition and re-entry program centered on a blend of academic work and supported employment.

Applications for the Fall 2021 cohort will open July 1. In the meantime, please see Who Is Eligible? for more information.

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Join us for the 2021 Pitch Competition!

Friday, June 25
1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST
via Zoom
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Congratulations, Pivot Graduates!

Our second cohort of Pivot Fellows graduated on Thursday, July 16. View a recording of the End of Year Celebration here.

Pivot Fellows and Staff Publishing Their Views

Stories of Release: The Next Chapter

February 4th, 2021

“I was granted compassionate release in the summer of 2020. Imagine spending your last dollar on a lottery ticket and hearing your numbers called. I …

Blogs by our Pivot Fellows

June 24th, 2019

Our Pivot Fellows are working with criminal justice advocates to raise attention to the challenges faced by returning citizens. Read some of their re…

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Pivot Fellow Spotlight: Victoria Hunt

June 14th, 2021

“Now, I really know what my purpose is moving forward.” Victoria Hunt says the Georgetown Pivot Program gave her the chance to envision a …


Pivot Fellow Spotlight: Ernest Boykin

June 1st, 2021

Ernest Boykin considers this past year a tremendous growth period in his life. Through the Pivot Program, he feels that he has finally developed …

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Pivot Fellow Spotlight: Charles Hopkins

May 19th, 2021

Pivot Fellow Charles is taking the lessons in business and entrepreneurship to inform his vision for giving back to other returning citizens.


Pivot’s Third Cohort Begins Virtually

January 20th, 2021

The Georgetown Pivot Program’s third cohort launched on November 17 with a class of 10 Pivot Fellows. Although the program is running virtually thi…