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Power:Ed Grant Focuses on Creating Opportunities

Turn90, a nonprofit that equips men to succeed after prison by providing a route to a career-path job, has received a $50,000 grant from Power:Ed, a philanthropic project of SC Student Loan. The funds...

Amy Barch on People Are the Answer Podcast

In this episode, Amy and Jeffrey Zucker discuss her path to starting Turn90, what the future holds for the organization, second chance hiring, reducing recidivism, and much more… Watch this...

A New Direction After Prison (South Carolina United Methodist Advocate by Jessica Brodie)

They call him “Unk,” a kind-faced man in his 50s who is quick with a smile and has an easy rapport with the men working alongside him. But it wasn’t...

Turn90 on the Radio

Are you a podcast addict? Great news! We have two opportunities to listen to members of the Turn90 team on podcasts you may already know and love! venturing VOICES The...

Governor McMaster joins Turn90, formerly Turning Leaf, to open Columbia reentry center (Columbia Star)

Turning Leaf, Charleston’s successful prison reentry program, has announced a name change and opened its new center in Columbia. Now called Turn90, the program creates a new direction for men...

Program to help newly released SC inmates to be unveiled in Columbia this week (The State by John Monk)

A program in Charleston shown to help newly freed, high-risk South Carolina inmates develop life skills after prison will be unveiled Wednesday in Columbia. The re-entry program for men, which...

Reducing Recidivism (NPR’s South Carolina Business Review)

According to recent statistics, 67% of formerly incarcerated men are re-arrested within three years. Our next guest’s organization however, has found a way to reduce that number significantly. Mike Switzer...

Police Killed My Dad When I Was 8. Next Came the Rage. (The Marshall Project)

When I hear household names like George Floyd, Walter Scott and Alton Sterling, I don’t land on the grisly videos of their killings or the fates of the police officers who ended their lives....

Best Advice by Amy Barch (Charleston Regional Business Journal)

One of the best pieces of advice I’ve received is: “focus on what you can control.” It’s humbling to recognize how much happens in life that I have no control of....

Hicks: Turning Leaf is expanding, and that’s good news for everyone in SC (Post & Courier)

Amy Barch didn’t set out to become the director of a nonprofit, but she’s really good at it. In fact, Barch just might change the world. Six years ago, she opened the...

Turning Leaf Founder Published in Stanford Social Innovation Review

 "Change is really hard, even under the best circumstances. People leaving prison attempt to change their whole lives with the cards stacked against them." So writes Turning Leaf Founder and...

Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Charleston Visits Turning Leaf

We were honored to host a group from Leadership Charleston for a tour of Turning Leaf last week. Leadership Charleston is a yearlong program that engages participants in experiences that...