Found an interesting article published in The Lantern about PassGo, a student group at The Ohio State University. PassGo partners with other non-profits offering training and job counseling to ex-felons. It uses the Work Opportunity Tax Credit program as an additional tool to help connect these rehabilitated men and women with private employers in the community.
The program started when a group of students found the Work Opportunity Tax Credit and felt many local businesses were unaware of the tax credit’s advantages. Since then, PassGo has connected with other local organizations also aiming to connect ex-offenders with the opportunities and resources necessary to resuming life after prison.
Smart thinking. And a great business idea.