In 2021, PEP committed to the development of an innovative entrepreneurship experience in Houston. Branded as the PEP Collider, it will be the nation’s leading incubator and accelerator for returning citizens. Housed at the 330,000 square foot East End Maker Hub, the PEP Collider is more than just a space. It’s where PEP graduates will build bankable businesses integrating volunteer executive leaders with PEP entrepreneurs as catalysts for change.
PEP has already committed more than 50% of the forecasted development cost. We need your help to secure an additional $500,000 to complete the project this summer. It’s an exciting opportunity to profoundly impact the lives of men as they transition from incarceration to innovation.
Since 2004, the Prison Entrepreneurship Program (PEP) has been a leader in interrupting this cycle of incarceration with innovative programs that transform men, their families and their communities. Because when a man gets out of prison and stays out, that’s a win. When his children do not continue an intergenerational cycle of incarceration, that is transformative.
The only problem with the above: they need to do this for more returning citizens.
The good news: they have plans to do more. They just need some help.