WE BUILD social support and employment opportunities for those returning from tangles with the law by helping people think more charitably and effectively about second chances. We do not work directly with ex-offenders or attempt to change public policy. Our mission is to help reshape public perceptions to make it easier for neighbors, employers and legislators to do the right thing.

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The prison

The U.S. imprisons more per capita than any other country, and it’s not even close. Nor is it cheap. How did we get here?LEARN MORE

Our vision
for change borrows a model from Singapore to change lives by changing how employers and the general public think. LEARN MORE


Not everyone who leaves prison is ready to change. But many are, more than you might think. Meet some here.LEARN MORE


Even when ready to change, returning inmates face hurdles at every turn. Learn more about those challenges here.LEARN MORE

Take action

Help employ
an ex-offender

Many ex-offenders make superlative employees. Do you work with a company that would consider hiring one? TAKE ACTION

Get a yard sign
or window cling

We aim to change minds by getting people to meet the real people behind the label. Want an easy way to get the word out?TAKE ACTION

Sponsor a
success profile

Telling success stories and getting them in front of viewers takes resources. Help us tell success stories.TAKE ACTION