Horizon Foundation supports the Rites Project

Horizon Foundation supports the Rites Project in Atlanta, GA. The Re-entry from Incarceration through Entrepreneurship Services (RITES) Project was developed by the Georgia Mico Enterprise Network (GMEN) to create tools, training sessions, roundtables and collaboration opportunities to assist Returning Citizens in starting and developing business enterprises. Horizon Foundation made a $10,000 donation to support the programs mentoring and business development project in partnership with Project Restart.

Through Project Restart, individuals with criminal convictions receive a free 10-week  personal development, financial education, and entrepreneurship training program, plus explore education and employment options. Participants also will receive mentoring and the opportunity to pitch for micro-grants to be used toward their goals.

Our work on criminal justice focuses on ending a racially discriminatory era of mass incarceration that has become a defining feature of American life for too many communities particularly within the black and brown communities. We support a myriad of criminal justice reforms at the state and local level, that reduce prison populations and redirect savings from prison budgets to investments that will reduce crime and improve the well-being of communities across the United States.

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