Brandon Chrostowski discovered his career path in restaurants after an arrest nearly landed him in prison. Years later, he founded EDWINS Leadership & Restaurant Institute to provide training in culinary arts and hospitality for formerly incarcerated adults in Cleveland, OH.

“’Broken,’ ‘discounted,’ ‘damaged,’ ‘a threat’ – this is what the majority of people think about someone who’s returning home from prison,” says Chrostowski. EDWINS helps change that perception. “It’s not the scarlet letter, it is in fact a golden ticket to new places.” T

he institute also provides assistance with finding employment, free housing, basic medical care, clothing, job coaching, and literacy programs. Join us to hear about how people are overcoming their worst moments to find success and stability.

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