Coastal Community Foundation

We are immensely grateful to the Coastal Community Foundation for awarding us a $45,000 Economic Mobility Grant! This generous support will empower us to continue our mission, helping formerly incarcerated men rebuild their lives through cognitive therapy, job training, and placement services. Thank you for believing in our work and making a real difference in … Read more

Turn90’s Work With Former Inmates Gaining National Recognition

Watch Turn 90’s Amy Barch talk with Fox News about the organization and its recent national recognition of a $2 million grant. You can also hear first-hand from Decardio Glisson, a Turn90 graduate and trainee, about the program’s direct impact on formerly incarcerated men. Watch Video Here

Amy Barch’s Turn90 earn national recognition — and $2 million — which may expand its reach

  In a world where the criminal justice system often struggles to break the cycle of recidivism, Amy Barch and her organization, Turn90, are pioneering a revolutionary approach. Backed by a generous grant from billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott, Turn90 focuses on rehabilitating violent felons through cognitive behavioral therapy and on-the-job training. The results are astounding: … Read more

Turn90 Secures $2M Seed Funding From MacKenzie Scott’s Yield Giving

In a country that incarcerates more people than any other nation in the world, Turn90, a South Carolina-based nonprofit, has been awarded a transformative $2 million grant from MacKenzie Scott’s Yield Giving to fund expansion. The organization was selected from over 6,000 applicants nationwide for its unique “therapeutic social enterprise” model that combines cognitive behavioral … Read more

Turn90 to Receive Riley Institute Statewide Partners in Progress Award

  Turn90, a program aiding men with reentry into society after incarceration, will be honored with the 2024 OneSouthCarolina Partners in Progress Award at the Building OneSouthCarolina Forum on May 15 in Columbia. Recognized for its collaborative efforts contributing to social and economic progress in South Carolina, Turn90 offers a range of services to address … Read more

Turn90: Breaking The Cycle | By The Columbia Metropolitan

Amy Barch’s journey from a college student to the founder and executive director of Turn90, a nonprofit dedicated to helping men reintegrate into society after prison, is one of perseverance and dedication. After her eye-opening experience volunteering in a county jail during college, Amy recognized the need for more comprehensive support for individuals reentering society … Read more

Turn90 mentioned in Harvard Business Review

Why do many employers hesitate to hire individuals with criminal histories despite the potential benefits of tapping into this pool of talent to address labor shortages? In this article, Harvard Business Review addresses common fears such as concerns about recidivism and negligent hiring lawsuits, presenting research that challenges these misconceptions. Data shows that the majority … Read more

Central Carolina Community Foundation Names Turn90 the 2023 David W. Robinson Catalyst Award Winner

Central Carolina Community Foundation (CCCF) staff presented Turn90 with the David W. Robinson Catalyst Award at their Columbia office on Dec. 11. On Dec. 15, CCCF Program Officer Trimease Carter shared the news during the nonprofit’s board meeting. The Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees selected Turn90 as the 2023 recipient of the Catalyst Award for … Read more