REEP 2022/23

The latest cohort of City Startup Labs’ ReEntry Entrepreneurship Program (REEP) just recently completed two legs of their entrepreneurial journey, which started back in late August 2022. REEP implemented the post-pilot model of LEARN/EARN/BUILD in 2021 and the final leg (BUILD) is where they begin to apply what they learned over the past nine months.  […]

Pushing Through Loss: Tiffany White shares her story | REEP

REEP participant Tiffany White speaks about her experience of losing her son to gun violence and the impact it had on her life, including a run-in with the law. She shares how she found redemption through the program, which helped her develop emotional intelligence and start a job as a digital navigator. Thanks to the […]

RESTORATIVE PATHWAYS AT ATRIUM HEALTH – CAREER LADDERS

This week in Atrium Health Proud, Kaleiba Bouler describes her experience and success in the Restorative Pathways program at Atrium Health.   The following is an excerpt from the Monday, August 29, 2022, Atrium Proud Newsletter, showcasing two Restorative Pathways participants, now AH teammates, Kabeila Bouler and George White.   Why I am Proud…   I honestly […]

Father of Five Says REEP Changed His Life 

PRIDE Magazine, January 2022 (Pg. 42) By Sherita Pryer   The REEP program exposes participants to business basics and a business-modeling process; helps them develop critical thinking, problem-solving and leadership skills; and helps them develop and launch a skilled-trade based business within designated Opportunity Zones.   City Startup Labs (CSL), a nonprofit organization in Charlotte that […]

REEP NEWS – SPRING

City Startup Labs’ ReEntry Entrepreneurship Program (REEP), with the support of an NC Idea BEC Ecosystem grant, has been able to move ahead with the planned launch of the training of a new cohort of returning citizens and justice-impacted individuals. The training, slated to begin May 17th, will be based on a new model informed […]

BRENT JENKINS

Brent Jenkins is one of the members of the City Startup Labs/ReEntry Entrepreneurship Program (REEP) digital navigators team. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Km9cmIIvt4o%5B/embedyt%5D

Veronica Richardson

Veronica Richardson is one of the members of the City Startup Labs/ReEntry Entrepreneurship Program (REEP) digital navigators team. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmSeDdYg0Sg%5B/embedyt%5D

CITY STARTUP LABS IS WORKING TO ADDRESS THE DIGITAL DIVIDE – AN UPDATE…

With the help of 2020 CARES ACT funding through the United Way of the Central Carolinas and the City of Charlotte, CSL was able to segue into a role of designing and delivering training for and deploying a team of digital navigators. This team has been working in a customer service/help-desk role in support of […]

CITY STARTUP LABS LAUNCHES REEP FOR THE FORMERLY INCARCERATED…

… AND WHAT WE LEARNED Usually, reentry programs focus on meeting the immediate needs of the formerly incarcerated, including employment. Yet for this population, access to any work, much less livable wage-paying jobs can be especially challenging. An overarching goal of the City Startup Labs’ ReEntry Entrepreneurship Program (REEP) is to demonstrate that entrepreneurship makes […]