Success Stories

Have you ever eaten a Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavor with brownies? Then you enjoyed those brownies as a benefit of ex-offender job success. Listed below are stories of success for both employers and ex-offender employees. Other successes come from ex-offenders who became business owners themselves.

Everyone benefits from each ripple of success.


Factors For Success

“Characteristics of Successful Ex-Felons: A Microanalysis”
Tracy Andrus, Ph.D.
September 3, 2012


Ex-Offenders As Successful Employees

“A bakery that hires addicts, felons and immigrants continues to be a success”
Walter Einenkel
Daily Kos
January 30, 2015

“Oakland employer Telecom, Inc., reaches out to hire ex-offenders”
October 8, 2014

“Rubicon Bakery says employees with barriers prove to be an asset”
August 31, 2013

S.F.’s Cala restaurant gives second change to those in reentry”
February 25, 2016

“Small Businesses Put Ex-Convicts To Work”
Geoff Williams
The Huffington PostI
January 5, 2013

“Teresa Goines started Old Skool Cafe to bring jobs — and a sense of family — to youths”
Marilyn Jones
The Christian Science Monitor
September 1, 2015

“Texas nonprofit hires ex-offenders to build houses for veterans”
December 12, 2014


Ex-Offenders As Successful Business Owners

“Ex-convict becomes successful businessman”

“From Inmate to entrepreneur: How a successful ex-con is helping others start businesses”
Adrienne Burke
Aabaco Small Business
No Date

“How an Ex-Con Went from Inmate to Entrepreneur”
Mikal E. Belicove
June 28, 2015

“How An Ex-Con Turned His Life Around And Built an $80k per Month Ecommerce Business”
Robert Nava, guest writer
Shopify Blog
No Date

“Meet America’s New Small-Business Owners: Ex-Cons”
Steve Yoder
The Fiscal Times
March 27, 2012


Some Of Each

“10 Famous Ex-Cons Who Turned It Around”
Staff Writers
Criminal Justice USA
June 13, 2011

“Small Business Wins With Fair-Chance Hiring”
Charles McKinney
The Huffington Post
July 29, 2016


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