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The Georgetown Pivot Program is a new, non-credit-bearing certificate in business and entrepreneurship created specifically for formerly incarcerated individuals. Designed 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.

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Accepting Applications for 2019-2020

May 10th, 2019

We will be welcoming our next group of Pivot Fellows in the fall of 2019. If you are interested in applying please fill out the application below. We…


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.


Georgetown’s new program prepares returning citizens to be entrepreneurs. K-12 schools should follow GU’s lead. (Street Sense Media)

December 12th, 2018

Now a new Georgetown University program is seeking to help strengthen the external support for up to 20 D.C. returning citizens in collaboration with city agencies, including the Mayor’s Office of Returning Citizens Affairs (ORCA), D.C. Department of Employment Services (DOES), and a $400,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency.