Origin Story

Saturday marked an important milestone in the history of Cornbread Hustle.

That's Ben, who sent me this photo. On March 6, 2016 - five years ago this past weekend - the idea for a second-chance staffing agency was born.

I was at a transition house with Ben, helping him learn how to use Google. He had recently finished a 20-year prison sentence, and a lot had changed on the internet since he went into incarceration.

We searched for jobs Ben might like, and I picked up the phone to talk with prospective employers. I joined him at his first job interview to advocate for him. He was hired and paid $10 an hour.

Today, Ben is a working professional, earning six figures and with two years of living expenses saved up!

I really needed this reminder.

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