On Dec. 14, a total of 14 male inmates came to Roger Williams University’s Providence campus to graduate from a job-readiness program called “Pivot the Hustle,” which RWU and the Rhode Island Department of Corrections launched one year ago to help inmates pivot to productive careers.
The following night, 12 female inmates graduated from the program, which was developed and is managed by RWU’s School of Continuing Studies. The program uses no public funds, and by cutting down on recidivism, it can save taxpayer money in future years.
Provost Andrew Workman delivered the closing remarks at the Dec. 14 ceremony. He noted that RWU recently adopted a new goal: “To build the university the world needs now.” And, he said, “Listening today, I was thinking: This is the best example we have so far of having done that.” Read more