Refoundry trains formerly incarcerated people to repurpose and refurbish discarded materials into unique home furnishings and accessories. An intensive career development curriculum coupled with social service support culminates in Refoundry participants being incubated in their own businesses. Our innovative and proven incubation model was developed by co-founder Cisco Pinedo in his LA-Based furniture business.
Refoundry is an innovative new not-for-profit organization based on self-reliance, collaboration and entrepreneurship. The program is specifically designed to improve the efficiencies and outcomes for successful re-entry and reintegration of formerly incarcerated people, have positive environmental impact, and save significant government revenues . The organization’s model includes revenue generation to fund up to 70% of it’s operating costs.