Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.
1 of 3

Lessonplan

0

Share

Download to read offline

Related Books

Free with a 30 day trial from Scribd

See all

Related Audiobooks

Free with a 30 day trial from Scribd

See all

Lessonplan

  1. 1. 1 Overview of Re-entry and Entrepreneurship research Regulatory barriersfor returning citizensentering entrepreneurship stillexist Examples of barriers: ● requirement of a ID to obtain a license (which is difficult to get for those who have recently returning). 29 percent of jobs require a government-issued license.1 ● ineligible/additional wait-time for certain licensesor participation in certain industries (i.e. a license to growmarijuana has a wait time of 5 yearsif you have a misdemeanor or 10 years for a felony). 2 ● background checks for nonprofits that may slow down their entrepreneurial pursuits.3 Structure of the fund No other states have created a fund without specifying if it is a loan or grant or investment fund;most states operate a revolving loan fund; somestates offer a revolving loan fund. Lessonsfrom NYIncarcerationto Incorporationprogram; hasrecidivism rate of less than 5% Defy Ventures ( nonprofit incubator for those with convictions) has produced industry- 1 http://www.kauffman.org/~/media/kauffman_org/resources/2014/entrepreneurship%20policy%20digest/de cember%202014/entrepreneurship_policy_digest_occupational_licensing_december_2014.pdf 2 http://lims.dccouncil.us/Download/29622/B20-0466-INTRODUCTION.pdf 3 http://www.washlaw.org/pdf/wlc_collateral_consequences_report.pdf
  2. 2. 2 leading results,including recidivism rates of less than 5%, and employment rates of 95%+. It costs 1.2 million per yearto run the program.4 They have served 700+ people with criminal histories - 3% recidivism - 95% employment rate - 112 incubated/financed startups (founded by those in their program) that created 200+ jobs, 3,000+ executive volunteers who have donated 13,000+ hours to mentor/coach - Over $8 million in private funding from individualsand foundations. Their organization has years of competency in this area; their executive director funded and ran the Prison Entrepreneurship in partnership with the texasprison. 5 Stipends Defy Ventures does not provide a stipend because theirparticipants are working part- time as well; there must be some kind of earn & learn or work & learn element to this bill in order to produce intended recidivism goals. 6 DETROITexample: How to help new entrepreneursnavigate landscape The BizGrid features scores of Detroit-focused organizations offering services that range from business planning and strategy to real estate assistance, funding, co-working space, and beyond. It’s available in two formats: Directory This interactive tool helps you chart a personalized course to discover the organizations that can best assist you. Return to it often as your 4 http://pdfs.citizenaudit.org/2014_11_EO/27-3611908_990_201312.pdf 5 https://www.guidestar.org/report/chartingimpact/655055651/defy-ventures.pdf. Defy Ventures has equipped nearly 700 people with criminal histories across 11 states (majority in California and New York) to become legal entrepreneurs, successful employees, and engaged family members. Defy has also engaged 500+ family members and 3,000+ volunteers who have donated 13,000+ hours to coaching EITs. Catherine has 11+ years of experience designing and leading two social entrepreneurship organizations, Defy Ventures and its predecessor organization, Prison Entrepreneurship Program (PEP), a statewide program in Texas dedicated to entrepreneurship, job placement, character development, and recidivism reduction for male inmates inside prison. Defy and PEP have produced industry-leading results, including recidivism rates of less than 5%, and employment rates of 95%+. 6 http://defyventures.org/faq/
  3. 3. 3 PA Example: oninclusive entreprenuership The City of Pittsburgh has launched the “Pittsburgh Roadmap for Inclusive Innovation,” a strategic plan that will support equitable access to technology, City resources, and information. Championed by Mayor William Peduto’s Department of Innovation and Performance and the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh,the Roadmap for Inclusive Innovation is a strategic plan aimed to improve the quality of lifefor all residents. The Roadmap encompasses more than 100 projects and initiatives the City of Pittsburgh will undertake in the coming months and years.7 VERIFICATION 7 http://pittsburghpa.gov/innovation-performance/innovationroadmap/documents/Pittsburgh- Roadmap-for-Inclusive-Innovation.pdf

×