Since our founding in 2012 we have discovered a lot about the core needs of returning citizens. This knowledge has caused us to transition our inclusive entrepreneurship business accelerator, LaunchPad, to an inclusive workforce program.
LaunchPad will provide a total of 12-months of holistic reentry planning support as well as targeted assistance in earning a Maryland and/or District of Columbia occupational license. Each cohort will have access to legal services and a peer support network. The success of this program is helped in part by a regional coalition of government officials, employers, and policy-makers will gather throughout the program to intentionally remove structural barriers to self-sufficiency for the cohort. By creating a regional ecosystem in the DC-MD metro region, which is the 4th largest overlapping labor market nationwide, LaunchPad will have a positive impact on these interconnected economies.
Interested in joining this effort? E-mail: LaurinHodge@Mission-Launch.org