Monday, July 21, 2008

President Bush to Recognize PEP's John Jackson for Dedication to Volunteer Service

President Bush to Recognize Houston Man for Dedication to Volunteer Service
President Bush will Recognize John Jackson, a Long-Time Leader of the Prison Entrepreneurship Program (PEP), for His Dedication to Volunteer Service
One of the founding volunteers of the Prison Entrepreneurship Program will be recognized for his service by President Bush. According to
"President George W. Bush will present the President’s Volunteer Service Award to John Jackson when he arrives in Houston, Texas, on Friday, July 18, 2008. Jackson is a volunteer with the Prison Entrepreneurship Program. To thank them for making a difference in the lives of others, President Bush honors a local volunteer when he travels throughout the United States. He has met with more than 650 volunteers, like Jackson, since March 2002.

"Jackson has been a volunteer for four years with the Prison Entrepreneurship Program (PEP). This Houston-based non-profit strives to stimulate positive life transformation for inmates by uniting them with local business executives who provide entrepreneurial education and mentoring. The goal of the program is to equip inmates with values-based entrepreneurial training to enable them to productively re-enter society. Jackson volunteers as an executive mentor to inmates, as well as program graduates who are re-entering the workforce. He also shares his business knowledge and expertise with aspiring entrepreneurs at the Cleveland Correctional Center and teaches business classes at the PEP Entrepreneurship School located on the campus of Rice University. Additionally, Jackson serves on PEP's Governing Board and helps set the vision for the program’s continued operation and growth."
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