From
Prison to Prosperity

Second Chances Start on Day One

More than 400 people have been certified as full-stack software developers and placed in gainful employment through the Persevere Program. As a result, our graduates, partners, stakeholders, and communities benefit from reduced recidivism and meaningful work by skilled professionals. See how you can get involved today!

REAL HOPE    |     VALUABLE SKILLS    |     MEANINGFUL OPPORTUNITY  

We empower people to change their lives, their families, and their communities through technology education, life skills development, employment, and wraparound services.

EDUCATION IN PRISON

Computer coding classes are taught for 12 months, 5 days a week, 6 hours a day to incarcerated men and women. They are certified as full stack developers upon graduation.

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EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

Technology Employment Specialists and our sister company, Banyan Labs, ensure gainful employment for Persevere graduates upon release.

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FAMILY PROGRAM

Our 2 generational approach brings eligible families in Tennessee together in a pro-social, technology focused setting.

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OPPORTUNITY YOUTH

The National Institute to Unlock Potential creates employment opportunities and support services that lead to career pathways for young people between the ages of 16-24 who are disconnected from work and/or school.

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EDUCATION IN PRISON

Computer coding classes are taught for 12 months, 5 days a week, 6 hours a day to incarcerated men and women. They are certified as full stack developers upon graduation.

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RE-ENTRY SERVICES

Transitional housing, case management, life skills training, career readiness education and access to vital resources can make the difference between success and recidivism.

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EMPLOYMENT

Technology Employment Specialists and our sister company, Banyan Labs, ensure gainful employment for Persevere graduates upon release.

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FAMILY PROGRAM

Our 2 generational approach brings eligible families in Tennessee together in a pro-social, technology focused setting.

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OPPORTUNITY YOUTH

The National Institute to Unlock Potential creates employment opportunities and support services that lead to career pathways for young people between the ages of 16-24 who are disconnected from work and/or school.

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REAL HOPE
Hope is an essential component of any struggle to change lives. People need hope to live, but hope alone is not enough; it needs to be based in reality and more than an intangible belief. The Persevere Program is designed to use evidence-based practices, tangible and individualized support, and is based on successful outcomes.

VALUABLE SKILLS
We disrupt the cycle of criminality and poverty by stepping into the revolving door of the prison system, removing barriers to reentry and employment, and delivering comprehensive programming and personalized case – management to our students.

MEANINGFUL OPPORTUNITY
Everything we do is to empower our students to do more, to have more, and to be more than they thought possible. Anyone can succeed if only they have access to higher education, employment, housing, networking, and other critical opportunities.

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Watch staff, students, partners, and our CEO explain the why and how of Persevere’s mission to reduce recidivism and transform lives (6 minutes)

DISRUPTING INCARCERATION AT EVERY LEVEL

Thanks to partnerships and comprehensive programming, Persevere provides support and hope to those most at risk of incarceration and recidivism. Our programs take place in prisons, offices, communities, homes, and organizations across the country.

Persevere in Prisons

Our training program disrupts the revolving door of incarceration by teaching men and women the technical and life skills to be successful upon release. Once free, they stay that way!

Persevere in the Workforce

Persevere disrupts the oppressive cycle of poverty and criminality by creating employment opportunities for at-risk youth, current or previously justice-involved individuals, and BIPOC populations.

Persevere in Our Communities

Persevere and our partners connect adults and children with support services and vital resources in their area to strengthen families, who in turn strengthen their communities.

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If your want to help, we will find a place for you. That’s our motto. We strive to match volunteers with roles best suited to their talents, personalities, skills, and schedules. Find your place here, today.

Please Consider Donating

Your donation today helps to pay for life-changing services and resources for Persevere participants, and may include: rent, food, personal hygiene items, electronic equipment, clothes, etc.

LOCATIONS

ARIZONA

Phoenix | Tucson | Eloy

SOUTH CAROLINA

Columbia

GEORGIA

Atlanta

VIRGINIA

Goochland

TENNESSEE

Memphis | Nashville | Knoxville | Murfreesboro

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"Our population needs truly viable skills with real opportunities to succeed. Technology offers meaningful jobs, careers, and even entrepreneurship. I always say technology is the great equalizer. It's a language that people in those circumstances often haven't learned yet. Coding is a language that puts them back in the world."
Sean Hosman
Sean hosman
Founder, CEO