Mission: Launch is a champion of inclusive workforces and holistic reentry planning. We relentlessly work to build more pathways to self-sufficiency for formerly incarcerated individuals. Through our LaunchPad program we address occupational licensing barriers to employment and entrepreneurship for returning citizens in the DC-Baltimore Metro region.
We have hosted social justice hackathons (design days and data days) dedicated to building open source technology and community solutions under the "Rebuilding Reentry" brand. Additionally, we have convened a national dialogue series hosted with national leaders like Google and in 2015 we received a Challenge Prize from the U.S. Small Business Administration to create a small business accelerator, Launchpad. Our work and history is representative of our belief that every formerly incarcerated deserves a fair chance at starting over.