Prison Entrepreneurship Program: mini-MBAs for convicts


Bryan Kelly is the CEO of Prison Entrepreneurship Program (PEP) and Sam Rangel is a PEP entrepreneur. Prison Entrepreneurship Program is a business program that connects executives, entrepreneurs, and MBA students with convicted felons. PEP is a nine-month "mini MBA" course culminating in a shark-tank style competition. 100% of PEP's graduates land a job within 90 days of release and nearly 100% remain employed after 12 months. Surprisingly, this non-profit receives no tax dollars. They are funded entirely by our community, from every dollar to every volunteer (no volunteers has ever been victimized while serving the program). PEP is a tremendous success and they just started a program in a women's prison. They are looking to replicate the system in other prisons and we can help by going to and giving a few dollars or a few hours of our time.

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