Unlocked Futures Cohort 2

In 2017, John Legend’s FREEAMERICA, in partnership with New Profit and Bank of America, launched the first cohort of Unlocked Futures, an accelerator program that provides social entrepreneurs who have been directly impacted by the criminal justice system with a grant, tools, mentorship, and strategic support to help grow their businesses. This year, we are excited to announce the second cohort of Unlocked Futures with the continued support of New Profit and Bank of America. As with Cohort 1, the program will support eight entrepreneurs who have been incarcerated or impacted by the criminal justice system and who are working to break down barriers to opportunity in their communities. Through this joint partnership, we will provide these individuals with funding and capacity building, and we will work with them to share their personal stories and experiences far and wide to help reduce the stigma of incarceration in America.