OUR MISSION

Resilience Education stops cycles of incarceration by improving employment outcomes and reentry success through high-quality business education. 

 
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Corrections to Connections

Break the cycle.

Every year in the United States, more than 700,000 individuals are released into a world that has moved on without them. Most are poorly educated and unskilled, and many will never find useful employment because of their criminal records. Within five years, three out of every four individuals will return to prison.

To break this cycle of incarceration, Resilience Education sends MBA volunteer instructors into prisons to teach university-quality coursework focused on Entrepreneurship, Financial Capability, and Business Foundations. These courses give our students the opportunity to acquire the skills, confidence, and practical knowledge they need to chart a future outside prison walls.

Since 2011, our 200+ instructors from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business and Columbia Business School have taught in Virginia and New York prisons, graduating over 700 students.

 
Helenia Bragg, a graduate of Resilience’s programs, is currently completing her bachelor’s degree at Marymount University.

Helenia Bragg, a graduate of Resilience’s programs, is currently completing her bachelor’s degree at Marymount University.

We were treated like normal human beings, despite our mistakes that led us there. When you are attending these classes, you would almost forget for a second that you were in prison.
— Helenia Bragg, Resilience Graduate