Rock claims it’s more important to teach ex-cons entrepreneurial skills rather than job-seeking skills. He targets not only ex-offenders, but also former gang members and others “on the margins.” On the organization’s website, it states their goal is to create 1000 new entrepreneurs –Â 100 per city in 10 cities.
In a recent essay in the Christian Science Monitor, Rock writes:
Todayâ€™s economic climate allows employers their pick of candidates, leaving few options for anyone with a record. Young black men, whoâ€™ve had no brushes with the law, still routinely face real barriers in getting on a job ladderâ€™s lowest rung.
Read more at the Christian Science Monitor.