APDS' vision is to break the cycle of incarceration.
To fulfill this vision, APDS is on a mission to prepare every justice-impacted individual for a living wage career.
APDS is the career-readiness platform for all justice-impacted individuals to attain a living wage career.
We do this by:
- Enabling Access
- Engaging and Educating
- Equipping For A Career
Founded in 2014, APDS’ mission is to prepare every justice-impacted individual for a living wage job. Through its career readiness platform, APDS has proven success through its “Whole Learner Framework” which is a proprietary curriculum delivering assessments and plans that motivate and engage to effectively educate and equip these individuals in their pursuit to empower themselves and strengthen society. APDS leverages innovative technology to create a managed learning environment that fosters growth and certifies career-readiness.
APDS is a Public Benefit Corporation (PBC) and certified B-Corporation, based on a philosophy that never charges incarcerated individuals or their friends and families for its technology or services. Currently, APDS products and services are deployed in hundreds of facilities across 17 states — and growing.
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15% of our workforce at APDS is formerly incarcerated