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Prison to Proprietor

Prison to Proprietor: Entrepreneurship as a Re-Entry Strategy – Narrowing the Racial Wealth Gap

Asset Funders Network, FIELD at the Aspen Institute

First published in June 2016

Asset Funders Network recently published “Prison to Proprietor: Entrepreneurship as a Re-Entry Strategy.” The report features several programs that use business ownership to build skills, connections, and attitudes that strengthen the ability of formerly-incarcerated individuals to succeed as they re-enter their communities. Such programs improve chances of employment, reduce recidivism and benefit both the individual and the community. The expansion of business ownership and entrepreneurship opportunities may particularly benefit people and communities of color who are disproportionately affected by incarceration.

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