City Startup Labs
Be a mentor or coach to the formerly incarcerated
Company: City Startup Labs
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Location: 9319 Robert D. Snyder Rd., PORTAL Building, Charlotte, NC, 28223
Project Details

UPDATE: Due to the COVID-19 crisis programming has been placed on hold. If you have an interest in this opportunity, please let us know and we'll contact you after things return to normal.

City Startup Labs (CSL) is now offering returning citizens in Charlotte, NC the opportunity to develop and exercise their entrepreneurial capabilities with an initiative through its Center of Excellence - the ReEntry Entrepreneurship Program (REEP). This project is designed to help participants develop the entrepreneurial mindset, attitude, and aptitude for success through three phases. Participants will LEARN exciting new skills in digital technology software and equipment + entrepreneurship; EARN the chance to get on-the-job training as an apprentice; and pursue BUILDing a self-employed gig, a startup, or a 21st Century tech career.

CSL is seeking persons interested in working either as mentors or business coaches with individuals and teams. REEP will run for six months, from April through the end of September 2020. Mentors will work with the participants throughout that period and coaches will be brought onboard later on - when the program reaches the final phases of the program. There is not a specific location where you will conduct your mentoring or coaching, but we are looking for folks located in or near Charlotte only. We will require that you meet face to face with your charge at least once per month.

Prior work with this population isn’t required, however, we do require that you attend an orientation in April, and if you are mentoring, that you be available for the start of the session on April 4th & 5th at 9AM.

One other opportunity is specifically working on digital/computer literacy, making sure that the participants are up to speed with basic computer skills and internet access.

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General requirements


  • Orientation or Training
  • Once per week. One session per month in person.
  • Category
    Computers & Technology
    Justice & Legal
    Race & Ethnicity
    Skills Area
    People Skills
    Strategic Planning
    Business Planning
    Critical Thinking
    Business Development