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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.


Congrats, Pivot Grads!

The Pivot Program celebrated the 2021 and 2020 graduates with a ceremony on June 30. Click here to watch the ceremony.


Pivot Fellows and Staff Publishing Their Views

A second look at the D.C. parole discussion

September 9th, 2021

The record is clear : Parole boards don ’ t work . In the 1970s ,& nbsp ; more than 70 percent of all releases from prison & nbsp ; were based on the discretion of a paro…

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 remember my…

What CEOs Can Do to Advance Racial Justice

July 8th, 2020

Corporations can take immediate and powerful action to advance racial justice by adapting their hiring policies for returning citizens . Read the op – ed in Inc…

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Pivot Fellow Spotlight: Michelle Marshall

August 30th, 2021

Michelle with Professor Miller and Professor Lovegrove at the 2021 Pivot Program Graduation Ceremony For Michelle Marshall , the Pivot Program was a gateway i…

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Pivot Fellow Spotlight: Pascal Laporte

August 12th, 2021

Pascal with Professor Miller ( left ) and Professor Lovegrove ( right ) at the 2021 Pivot Program Graduation Ceremony “ I have surely been able to make a pivot…

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Pivot Fellow Spotlight: Lenard Daye

August 10th, 2021

When Lenard Daye walked across the stage at the Pivot Program graduation , he was already a few months into his dream job .& nbsp ; Shortly after beginni…

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Pivot Fellow Spotlight: LaTasha Moore

August 10th, 2021

For LaTasha Moore , the Pivot Program demonstrates the importance of networking and where connections can lead . “ I think one thing that the Pivot progra…

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Pivot Fellows Present Venture Pitches

June 25th, 2021

The Pivot Program ’ s third annual Pitch Competition was held virtually on Friday , June 25 . This event is the culmination of the business and entrepreneursh…

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Pivot Fellow Spotlight: Tai’Anthony Carter

June 23rd, 2021

For Tai ’ Anthony Carter , the Pivot Program gave him the opportunity to push through the stigma around returning citizens and find a leadership position in…

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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 new role fo…