11 episodes

Welcome to Orijin's 2nd Chances @ Work, a community podcast dedicated to changing corrections for good.Join Arti Finn, Orijin Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, as she interviews justice-impacted individuals who are harnessing the power of education to break the cycle of incarceration and leaders who are transforming corrections!

Orijin | 2nd Chances @ Work Arti Finn, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Orijin

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

Welcome to Orijin's 2nd Chances @ Work, a community podcast dedicated to changing corrections for good.Join Arti Finn, Orijin Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, as she interviews justice-impacted individuals who are harnessing the power of education to break the cycle of incarceration and leaders who are transforming corrections!

    Isme’s Journey: From Incarceration to Inspiration

    Isme’s Journey: From Incarceration to Inspiration

    As we continue to recognize Mental Health Awareness Month, Isme’s story of resilience and transformation highlights the profound impact of mental health on personal growth and change for justice-impacted individuals. Growing up, Isme, 30, faced physical and emotional abuse, abandonment, and sexual abuse at a young age. Her turbulent childhood led her to run away from home, drop out of high school, and become a mother at the age of 15. These hardships could have defined her, but Isme's li...

    • 26 min
    Larry Miller's Remarkable Story of Resilience and Redemption

    Larry Miller's Remarkable Story of Resilience and Redemption

    Larry Miller's Remarkable Story of Resilience and Redemption is a testament to the transformative power of education and second chances. From his upbringing in West Philly to his involvement in gang life, Miller's journey took a tragic turn when he committed a crime at 16, resulting in imprisonment. However, while incarcerated, he seized the opportunity to pursue education, earning his GED and eventually becoming valedictorian. Determined to rewrite his story, Miller pursued higher education ...

    • 34 min
    Warren’s Journey from Orijin Learner to Justice-Impacted Leader

    Warren’s Journey from Orijin Learner to Justice-Impacted Leader

    Warren Allen's story exemplifies the power of education and resilience for justice-impacted individuals. From navigating the challenges of incarceration to spearheading initiatives like The Truth Group, Warren's dedication to learning transformed lives. The introduction of Orijin's tablets and learning platform not only enhanced access to education but also equipped individuals like Warren with vital tech and workforce development skills. Now, as a Campaign Associate with the Citizen Project,...

    • 37 min
    Saulina's Story: Orijin Empowers Justice-Impacted Woman on the Wheel of Life

    Saulina's Story: Orijin Empowers Justice-Impacted Woman on the Wheel of Life

    In this episode of Second Chances @ Work, meet Saulina Eady, and learn about her powerful journey from incarceration to empowerment with the help of Orijin. Serving a four-year sentence in a Baltimore prison during the pandemic, Saulina faced trauma being separated from her children and lacking access to education and resources. Introduced to Orijin in a Washington DC jail, Saulina found hope and purpose through its educational platform, completing 24 certificate programs. Despite initia...

    • 49 min
    Ep 7 - 2nd Chances & Education IRL with Kimonti Carter

    Ep 7 - 2nd Chances & Education IRL with Kimonti Carter

    On this episode of 2nd Chance Podcast, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Arti Finn interviews Entrepreneur and Chief Operating Officer, Kimonti Carter, an Educator, Community Activist and Social Strategist.Carter shares his background and lived expertise, from being given a life sentence as a teen to his release in July 2022 after serving 25 years in prison. Carter shares his take on...His relationship with social capital - the importance of relationship. Advice to incarcerated Jus...

    • 39 min
    Ep 6 - 2nd Chance Entrepreneur: Kyle Moon, Founder & Chief Operating Officer of the Summit Lounge

    Ep 6 - 2nd Chance Entrepreneur: Kyle Moon, Founder & Chief Operating Officer of the Summit Lounge

    On this episode of 2nd Chance Podcast, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Arti Finn interviews Entrepreneur and Chief Operating Officer, Kyle Moon who shares his story of addiction, incarceration and now running a thriving membership organization, The Summit Lounge.Orijin.works

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Bugaboo85 ,

My new commute companion!

Love this podcast! It blends storytelling, educational content, and calls to action, underlining its role as a community voice. One of the standout qualities of this podcast is its commitment to showcasing stories from people who are truly on the frontlines of change in corrections reform. All in all, it's an awesome podcast for anyone wanting to learn about justice reform and how to be a better ally. With each episode, I walk away feeling more informed and inspired to make a change. Definitely worth a listen!

Phylencia PT Taylor ,

Information and Impact Behind

Arti Finn has a unique and innovative corrections reform platform. Interesting guests that share corrections insight like no other. A “must listen” podcast.

H-daddy ,

Important conversations!

These are great conversations with people working in corrections who help us understand the issues confronting them and what it will take to rethink our society’s approach to incarceration.

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