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Georgetown Pivot Program

Launched in 2018, the Georgetown Pivot Program is a professional development program for career-oriented individuals who have previously been incarcerated. Through rigorous classroom training and hands-on work experience, Pivot Fellows discover potential vocational paths and develop the skills needed to succeed in both the workplace and as leaders in their communities. The Pivot Program, designed in partnership with the DC Department of Employment Services, also works closely with employer partners and the business community to advance hiring practices that are more inclusive of people with past convictions.
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Looking for Employment Partners

We’re looking for organizations interested in hiring a Pivot Fellow after graduation. Employing a Pivot Fellow allows organizations to explore or expand their second-chance hiring practices while adding highly-qualified and passionate employees to their teams.

The 2023 PJI Annual Report highlights the accomplishments of Pivot’s fifth cohort, including their coursework, internships, pitch competition, and graduation. The report also spotlights Pivot graduates’ entrepreneurial and career successes after completing the program.

Pivot Cohorts 1-5 by the Numbers

66Graduates in 5 Cohorts
91%Employed within 3 months
15Ventures Launched

Employer Partners

The Pivot Program works closely with our employer partners to identify opportunities for second chance hiring and set our Fellows and graduates up for success in their careers. As a founding member of the Second Chance Business Coalition, Pivot is a leading resource for employers committed to inclusive hiring of returning citizens.

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