Orijin Story

Rodney Brown

Justice-Impacted Learner
DC Department of Corrections

Time Incarcerated: 28 Years

Location: Multiple Facilities—Ending in Washington DC Jail

Orijin Training: Completed 400+ hours of programming on Orijin—Focusing on Enduring Skills and Financial Literacy

Career Path: Medical Center Case Manager → Future Small Business Owner

“Growing up, I had almost no education and never got any useful training to get me ready for my future. I got involved in crime early on, and during my final 4 years in the Washington DC jail, I was given the life-changing opportunity to get an education and career training through the Orijin program. Orijin prepared me to face reentry with courage, and as soon as I was out, I started utilizing what I had learned. I now have a wonderful wife and two beautiful daughters and I’m working on starting my own cleaning business, as well as launching my own clothing brand. Thanks to Orijin, when I got out of jail, I was TRULY FREE!”


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