Every year, hundreds of men and women leave Michigan prisons after being isolated from educational and vocational opportunities for years. A Texas based non-profit is helping ex-offenders in Michigan gain the skills needed to lead productive post-prison lives.
The non-profit agency helping ex-offenders or former prisoners find a path to productive lives is called Cornbread Hustle.
In August, it will hold classes for the formerly incarcerated to help them gain skills for employment or entrepreneurship. It will take place starting August 3 at the Riker Building, 35 W. Huron Street in Pontiac.
Cheri Garcia and Susy Solis co-founded the organization in Texas and recently teamed up with Detroit based Link, Inc. to help ex-offenders here.
They talked with WKAR's Reginald Hardwick on the July 1, 2017 edition of Current State.