About Us

Our History

As a businesswoman, prison was never in her projected future. Yet, when Teresa Hodge began serving an 87-month sentence her daughter Laurin Hodge was desperate to ensure her mother’s human capital would not be lost forever. Choosing to remain committed to their relationship as mother-and-daughter they quickly discovered that “people do not go to prison, families do.” Together, Teresa and Laurin studied the prison system, worked to understand the needs of incarcerated women, and suffered through the various forms of hardships induced by incarceration and the prison re-entry process. 

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Our Team

Laurin Hodge

Laurin Hodge serves as the Founder and Executive Director of Mission: Launch, Inc..

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Teresa Hodge

Teresa Hodge co-founded Mission: Launch, Inc. with her daughter Laurin Hodge.

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Our Board  

Mission: Launch, Inc. is guided by a group of professional and academic thought leaders, committed to social innovation. Our Board of Directors and Advisors is expanding to support the vision. 

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