From the start, in 2014, CSL has been a catalyst for developing entrepreneurial talent and capacity.

CSL sits at the nexus of entrepreneurship, racial equity, reentry, socio-economic mobility, and technology. Our work, as an entrepreneurial support organization (ESO), isn’t solely nor primarily focused on enterprise deployment, but instead centers of the development of people, who has often been on the periphery of any opportunity to express their full entrepreneurial capabilities and value. When these capabilities are cultivated, we can unlock their potential as new business owners and value-added employees.

MISSION

To consistently deliver leading-edge entrepreneurial education and skills training to underserved, underrepresented, and marginalized populations resulting in new economic activity.

VISION

CSL envisions a future where entrepreneurship can be a tool for social capital, innovation, new ventures, purpose-driven work, resilience, wealth creation, and restorative justice.

Connecting the Dots...

Creating a New Class of Entrepreneurs & Value-added Employees

The ReEntry Entrepreneurship Program (REEP) provides 21st Century workforce development through leading-edge entrepreneurial education and on-trend skills training for justice-impacted persons.

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GOT WHAT IT TAKES TO BE AN ENTREPRENEUR?

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SHAPING THE FUTURE

As a returning citizen, don’t let your past define your future — start your path to self-sufficiency & wealth creation with the Restorative Pathways Project.

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Restorative Pathways Project: Transitioning in reentry to a new career

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