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2020 Reimagining Reentry Conference & COVID-19

In light of the health concerns raised by the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we have made the difficult decision to postpone the Reimagining Reentry events originally planned for March 24-27. This decision was not made lightly, but with significant forethought and concern for all participants.

We hope to reschedule these events for later in the spring or summer of 2020 and will provide further updates in the coming weeks. Regular updates will be posted on this site.

If you have any specific questions, please contact us at pivot@georgetown.edu.

The Georgetown Pivot Program is a new, non-credit-bearing 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.

Congratulations, Pivot Graduates!

In front of friends, family, and faculty at the McDonough School of Business, the inaugural class of fifteen Pivot fellows graduated on June 21st, 2019. “I am proud of my alma mater every day, but this is probably my proudest moment,” said graduation speaker Melissa Bradley, a Georgetown alumna and faculty member.  

Pivot Fellows Publishing Their Views

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 in Forbes

July 3rd, 2019

Georgetown University’s Pivot Program: Preparing Former Prisoners To Become Entrepreneurs The Pivot Program was conceived and is operated by facul…


Pivot Program featured on Fox5

June 24th, 2019

On June 21st, 2019, graduating Pivot Fellows Jermaine Dory ’19 and Kadija Clifton ’19 shared with Fox5 about how Georgetown Pivot Program has greatly…


Pivot in the Financial Times

June 11th, 2019

The business schools taking teaching into prisons Devaughan Bell, a former inmate, hopes to set up his own business © Greg Kahn/FT Like many …


Pivot Program Creates Opportunities For Returning Citizens (Georgetown Voice)

May 2nd, 2019

When DeVaughn Bell was admitted into the Georgetown Pivot Program, he posted a picture of his Georgetown ID alongside his prison ID on social media. His family and friends, he said, could not believe that he had gotten into Georgetown. Bell smiled as he told the story—he was proud of how far he had come in a year.