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PEP Director Challenge UpdateGreat news — we are nearly 90% of the way towards our goal for the PEP Directors’ Challenge!

We have until March 31 to raise the
final $15,000 that we need!

By donating at least $100 today, you can have every dollar of your gift matched by the individuals on our Board of Directors. What will be the impact of your gift?

  • Nearly 200 men will graduate from PEP this year
  • 100% will secure jobs within 90 days of release from prison
  • Texas will save $10 for every dollar that we invest in PEP

And thanks to the match, Texas will save $20 for every dollar that YOU invest in PEP! Donate today at — all gifts above $100 will count!

PS: We are also counting recurring gifts — so donating at least $8.33 per month will secure a $100 match!

PEP Challenge Thermometer - 3-1-2012Great news — we are now OVER HALFWAY  towards our goal of raising $110,000 to meet the “Directors’ Challenge Grant” for PEP!

(Read more about this challenge here)

Thanks to our amazing supporters, we have raised over $60,000 in commitments within the past two weeks. These gifts will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the PEP Board of Directors.

It’s not too late to donate!

Our directors will match every commitment of at least $100 that is made before March 31, 2012. This includes recurring gifts whose annual value is at least $100 — for example, registering to donate $10/month will immediately secure a $120 match for PEP.

This challenge grant came in recognition of the ground-breaking results that we announced earlier this year:

  • PEP’s official return-to-prison rate among graduates dropped from “less than 10%” to “less than 5%”!
  • PEP’s employment rate stayed at a remarkable 100% within 90 days of release from prison!
  • In fact, on average, it only took 26 days for our graduates to find a job … from prison to paycheck in less than one month!

Entrepreneurship is also increasing among our recent graduates. Our graduates have now started over 100 businesses, at least one of which is grossing over $1 million in annual revenue! Several other graduate-owned businesses are generating sales in the mid-six figures . . . proving that ex-offenders make excellent entrepreneurs if provided the support, guidance and encouragement that they need to succeed.

Join the PEP revolution — donate at least $100 today at!

Half the Recidivism. Double your Impact.

To celebrate the lowest return-to-prison rate in our history, our Board of Directors is doubling all gifts over $100 made before March 31st … up to $110,000!

Last year, PEP estimated that less than 10% of our graduates returned to prison within three years of release. This year, we are proud to announce that the rate of recidivism has now dropped to below 5% thanks to your generous contributions of time and money.

You support a program that WORKS.

100% of the graduates in our post-release program are employed within 90 days of release, and they’ve started over 100 businesses!

Your continued investments will allow us to fully occupy the prison in Cleveland by the end of 2013. Together, we will transform hundreds more lives each year. Please click here to donate at least $100 before March 31, 2012 and make your gift count twice.

This includes recurring donations – so your commitment of only $25 per month will immediately secure a $300 match!

Double your donation. Double your impact.

Click here to give a gift.