Of the 650,000 ex-offenders released from prison in the U.S. this year, two-thirds will find themselves back behind bars within three years. The rest will face unemployment rates 30% higher than the general public. Revival Chili believes in second chances. With our food truck and restaurant, Revival Chili provides employees with job training, personal mentoring, and hands-on experience. By teaching them skills in entrepreneurship, employees are given the tools necessary to go on to start their own businesses.
Revival Chili’s primary goal is to teach employees to become leaders that can go on to create or lead sustainable businesses. The business will provide first-hand experience managing a business, positively interacting with consumers, and the ins and outs of purchasing. Revival Chili hopes to change the negative connotations associated with ex-convicts and build a more inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystem, while staying environmentally conscientious with every business decision.