In Baltimore, an ex-offender is in the business of second chances

"Wilson believes that where ex-offenders can be their own boss, they can eliminate a major hurdle to employment that often requires a background check. One of the initiatives he started at Greater Homewood is a series of social-entrepreneurship workshops. He calls it the Barclay Business School — named for one of the toughest, gang-heavy neighborhoods. While running the workshops, which are taught by guest lecturers, Wilson realized not everyone would go on to start their own business, but everyone needed a job. So he invested in and now runs two businesses that seek to employ formerly incarcerated men.”

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In Baltimore, an ex-offender is in the business of second chances

"Wilson believes that where ex-offenders can be their own boss, they can eliminate a major hurdle to employment that often requires a background check. One of the initiatives he started at Greater Homewood is a series of social-entrepreneurship workshops. He calls it the Barclay Business School — named for one of the toughest, gang-heavy neighborhoods. While running the workshops, which are taught by guest lecturers, Wilson realized not everyone would go on to start their own business, but everyone needed a job. So he invested in and now runs two businesses that seek to employ formerly incarcerated men.”

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