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Our President & CEO, Teresa Hodge was selected for an elite cohort of seven national leaders directly impacted by mass incarceration co-hosted by venture philanthropy firm, New Profit, and Free America, a company founded by Grammy-winning musician John Legend.

“I’m tearing up!” shouts entrepreneur Teresa Hodge. “I feel like a proud mom.” Hodge is beaming after a presentation by Marcus Bullock, the founder of Flikshop, an app through which family and friends can send photo postcards to inmates.

Check out this Fast Company article featuring the group and the words of Teresa (in the orange) and the video interview below.

John Legend Speaks With the Entrepreneurs of Unlocked Futures

Unlocked Futures is a startup accelerator for entrepreneurs who have been directly affected by the criminal justice system, and are working to build organizations to benefit others who have been impacted.

"John Legend leads a round table discussion with the first cohort of Unlocked Futures."

Unlocked Futures is a partnership between FREEAMERICA, New Profit, and Bank of America.

We brought together eight social entrepreneurs who experienced the criminal justice system firsthand and are now building organizations to drive change.

About the Author:
Teresa Hodge
Teresa Hodge

Chief Customer Officer / Co-Founder

Teresa’s passion for helping individuals with...

Teresa’s passion for helping individuals with criminal histories is birthed out of her own lived experience with mass...