Entire generations of Americans are caught in a cycle of poverty and imprisonment. The problem is systemic and unacceptable : America has the highest incarceration rate in the world—2.3M Americans are living behind bars. 68% of those leaving prison are rearrested within three years. In some states, $50,000 sends one person to prison… the same annual cost as Exeter, the nation’s leading boarding school. One in three black men will spend time incarcerated—one in two in urban neighborhoods. The mission of the Reset Foundation is to dismantle the cycle of poverty and imprisonment by creating an alternative approach to prison—one focused entirely on building lives and bettering communities. Reset campuses serve as a model for the justice system, demonstrating that a new mindset and approach can increase public safety, reduce costs, and improve lives. By creating an experience centered on learning, education, and reentry, they try to empower sentenced individuals to reset their life trajectories—to envision and achieve futures of meaning, opportunity, and purpose. They put parents back in the home to raise healthy, educated children, improve the vitality and safety of communities. Reset’s approach to the system is similar to the charter school model in public education. Working in tandem with governments, Reset repurposes existing funding to operate a campus specifically designed to be as conducive to learning as possible. Reset in turn is held accountable for improved outcomes—academic growth, lifetime earnings, reduced recidivism. They believe that, without adding money to the system, it is possible to change lives, save taxpayer money, and considerably boost community vitality.