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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 will begin accepting applications for our Fall 2021 cohort in the summer of 2021.  In the meantime, please see Who Is Eligible? for more information on the eligibility criteria.

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…

Latest News


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…


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,…


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…