Jason Wang

2021 Pegasus Prize Winner FreeWorld Gives ‘Legit Second Chances’ to the Formerly Incarcerated

by | Dec 9, 2021
The Dallas Foundation awarded the $50,000 prize for FreeWorld's efforts to end generational poverty and recidivism by "accelerating economic mobility for returning citizens." The nonprofit literally drives its graduates to new lives by training them to become truck drivers with stable, high-paying careers. Its founder and CEO has been in their shoes—he was convicted at age 15 for aggravated robbery in Dallas.