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nacogdoches rotary

Brad C. and two PEP volunteers, Sherry P. and Carl. P, with a leader of the Rotary Club of Nacogdoches

The PEP Revolution rolls on … into Nacogdoches, Texas!

The local Rotary Club invited one of our graduates and two of our volunteers to share their story with the member of the club. Pictured here are the presenters, who spoke to over 100 people in an event that was later broadcast on television through KTRE (click here for the video).

(To learn more about Sherry’s son Kevin, read his guest blog here or watch his video here)

We are so very grateful for the many people who join us in our effort to transform the prison system.


Please take a moment to watch the video below … and then share it!

Nacogdoches couple touts prison entrepreneurship program that changed son's life

Check out this 2-minute video interview of James Cornish, PEP graduate and founder of Cornish Trucking!

James Cornish from Francisco Castro on Vimeo. This video was originally featured in The Houston Press’s article on PEP.

(If that video will not play, click here)

Check out this awesome video by the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas that profiles PEP Class 6 graduate Kevin R., the founder and CEO of a limousine and car-for-hire services in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

Thanks to support from PEP, Kevin launched his transportation business earlier this year. He has already generated over $30,000 in the first four months of operations and is preparing to add a second car soon.

Most importantly, Kevin has maintained a great relationship with his son (as he wrote previously here).

Please join us in congratulating Kevin (and thanking the United Way for this great video)!

Johnny made a terrible decision when he was a teenager that resulted in him spending the next 15 years of his life behind bars. Feeling like an 18-year old trapped inside of a 33-year old’s body, Johnny faced many challenges after he was released … but thanks to the Prison Entrepreneurship Program, he was matched with a mentor to guide his transition. That mentor, Guillermo Mendoza, previously wrote about their work together in our guest blog here.

In this video, the two men share the power of their relationship and how they are working together to support each other.

Read similar testimonials from other graduates here.

The worst news that a parent can receive is that they have lost a child. But imagine if you received such news on the first day of a long prison sentence. What would you do if you knew that you had not only lost a child, but that it would be years before you could even visit their grave?

Please take a few minutes to watch Fabian M. share his story. He was the winner of PEP’s Class 17 Business Plan Competition, but his greater accomplishment is what he shares here about the loss of his son and his pursuit of a new life.

We are thrilled to introduce the new PEP blog, which will host all the most current information about PEP, our programs, participants, and proud moments.  We hope you’ll sign up for an RSS feed (in the top right corner of this page) or fill in your email at the bottom left of this page to be alerted when we post a new entry to this site.  As you know, one of our Ten Driving Values is Excellence, and we are committed to bringing you high-quality video, stories, and other content to make this blog a frequent destination choice for you.  We hope you’ll share this site with your friends and help us introduce new folks into the PEP Family!

Happy Reading!

Erin (aka “Bruiser”)

Communications Specialist, PEP Dallas