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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.

We are now accepting applications for the cohort beginning in Fall 2020. If you or someone you know is interested in applying, please visit this page on our website to access the application form.

Congratulations, Pivot Graduates!

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

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Meet Deron: Founder of Odd Kickz

August 28th, 2020

Deron Doby is the founder of Odd Kickz, an online clothing restoration, resale, and customization business.  Ever since he was young, Dob…


Georgetown Graduates Second Pivot Cohort

July 16th, 2020

After 10 months, 305 classroom hours, and 105 virtual hours, the McDonough School of Business is proud to announce the graduation of our second c…


Pivot Featured in the Boston Globe

July 14th, 2020

DeVaughn Bell, who was part of the first class of the Pivot program, knows the power of that scarlet F. Though he has experience managing fast food r…