Jason’s Journey: From Incarceration to Innovation

In a recent episode of Orijin’s Second Chance @Work podcast, Arti Finn, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Orijin, had an insightful conversation with Jason Spyres, CEO and Co-Founder of Training All People, Inc. (TAP3D). Spyres’ journey from incarceration to becoming a tech entrepreneur is nothing short of inspiring, offering valuable lessons and hope for […]

Massachusetts Department of Correction Completes Implementation of Tablet Initiative to Enhance Educational Programming for Incarcerated Population

Correctional Education Innovation Supports Successful Reentry, Expands Access to Academic, Vocational, and Self-Enrichment Courses Click here to read Massachusetts Department of Correction’s official press release. MILFORD, Mass. — Today, the Massachusetts Department of Correction (DOC) is pleased to announce the successful implementation of an innovative tablet program that equips incarcerated individuals with personalized electronic devices […]

Isme’s Journey: From Incarceration to Inspiration

As we continue to recognize Mental Health Awareness Month, Isme Chavez’s story underscores the impact of mental health on personal growth for justice-impacted individuals. Chavez, 30, endured abuse and abandonment, leading her to run away, drop out of high school, and become a mother at 15. Incarcerated at 19, she began self-reflection and transformation during […]

New partnership tools-up justice-impacted learners to prepare for trades careers upon reentry

A learner is immersed in Interplay Learning’s Electrical course, gaining essential skills in electrical theory, circuit design, testing, and safety. Soon, he will take HVAC and plumbing courses to boost his resume with additional trade skills to increase his prospects for sustainable employment upon reentry.  What makes this learner different from other students entering into […]

Larry Miller’s Remarkable Story of Resilience and Redemption

Larry Miller’s journey from the streets to the boardroom is one of resilience, redemption, and inspiration. As the Chairman of Nike’s Jordan Brand, and former team president of the Portland Trail Blazers, his story shines a light on the transformative power of education, second chances, and the importance of shattering stigmas associated with the justice-impacted. […]

2nd Chances @ Work: Larry Miller’s Story

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Explore Larry Miller’s remarkable journey from the streets to the boardroom in our latest podcast. As Chairman of Nike’s Jordan Brand, Larry’s story of resilience and redemption sheds light on the transformative power of education, second chances, and breaking societal stigmas. From his involvement in gang life to his time behind bars, Larry’s determination to […]

2nd Chances @ Work: Warren’s Story

Warren Allen’s story exemplifies the power of education and resilience. From navigating the challenges of incarceration to spearheading initiatives like The Truth Group, Warren’s dedication to learning transformed lives. The introduction of Orijin tablets not only enhanced access to education but also equipped individuals like Warren with vital tech skills. Now, as a Campaign Associate […]

Orijin Named as One of the World’s Most Innovative Companies of 2024 by Fast Company

March 19, 2024, NEW YORK — Orijin has been named to Fast Company’s prestigious list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies of 2024. Orijin has earned the ranking of No.4 in the Education category. This year’s list shines a spotlight on businesses that are shaping industry and culture through their innovations. These organizations are setting new […]

APDS Announces New Name: Orijin™

The ed-tech company’s new name reinforces the mission of creating pathways to sustainable employment for the justice impacted Media Contact: Lucia Weathers | Lucia@WeathersStrategyGroup.com 317-732-1911 | Official Orijin™ Publicist New York, NY – Monday, Nov. 13, 2023 Today, American Prison Data Systems (APDS), announces a major renaming effort to become Orijin. Like APDS, Orijin’s mission […]

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