For Eligible Men & Women & Their Families

2GEN Program

Breaking the self-perpetuating cycle of poverty, incarceration, and unemployment requires an intergenerational solution: Persevere has designed a family-focused, 2 generational (2Gen) program to address these issues in Tennessee. This project is funded under a Grant Contract with the State of Tennessee. Persevere’s goals with the 2Gen Program are to reduce recidivism, increase both employment and average wage for justice-involved adults, and prevent justice-involvement for children and young adults.

The doorway between poverty and incarceration swings both ways.

Individuals living in poverty are more likely to become justice-involved than those who don’t, and formerly-incarcerated men and women have difficulty finding work. Children growing up in poverty are 20 times more likely to end up in prison.


A very special program for qualifying adults and their families focusing on youth.
This project is funded under a grant contract with the state of Tennessee prevention and adult rehabilitation