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P3 - Pathways from Prison to Prosperity: A Framework for Training Ex-Offenders to be Entrepreneurs in Legacy Cities (2015)

Project Details

Co-Learning Plan - 2015

Author: George Berghorn, Ph.D., Berghorn Group/Green Prisons

Summary

This Co-Learning Plan developed programs which have direct benefits to the communities where ex-offender entrepreneurs are living and working, and to the state of Michigan through reduced recidivism resulting from stable employment and reduced costs of re-incarceration.

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Author

George BerghornGeorge Berghorn, Berghorn Group

Dr. George H. Berghorn is the founder and Principal of Berghorn Group. He has spent the past 16 years working in sustainability, where his expertise has been recognized by the Pew Foundation, Jobs for the Future, the National Wildlife Federation, and the National Science Foundation. His work in corrections and sustainability has resulted in his appointment as a Senior Advisor for Green Prisons, a non-profit organization dedicated to expanding the implementation of sustainable practices and technologies in jails and prisons. He is also a member of the Clean and Green Committee of the American Correctional Association where he chairs the Sustainable Practices Sub-Committee. George holds a BS degree in earth science (water resources focus) and political science from the College at Brockport - State University of New York, an MES degree in Environmental Studies from the Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and a PhD in Construction Management from Michigan State University.