Donate to Changing Perceptions Today!

Your generosity today will help build a future for tomorrow!


Changing Perceptions enables returning citizens to reach their full potential,

personally and professionally by delivering personal and business development opportunites that pave the way for career paths and entry into the middle class. 

Who We Are

Our Purpose

Changing Perceptions provides supportive services and job training to the re-entry community—ex-offenders and formerly incarcerated individuals—in Washington, DC. Our array of therapeutic services and business development training programs are designed to prepare returning citizens for career pathways that will help them advance into the middle class and equip them with life skills that will allow them to be productive members of society. 

Our goal is to create a life and career pathway that will break the chronic intergenerational cycle of criminal activity and poverty for those returning home from incarceration. 

Our Services

Intrapersonal Development

  • Mindful Warrior 
  • Life Coaching
  • Reentry Navigation

Business Development

  • Entrepreneurial Skills
  • Financial Literacy 
  • Startup Planning   

Community Engagement

  • Volunteering
  • Pancake Saturday 
  • Summer Saturday

Want to Volunteer? Join us!

Cohort Spotlight: Meet the Aspirants!

Meet DeVaughn Bell, 41

  A native Washingtonian from Ward 6, DeVaughn decided to make a serious change in his life after serving 3 prison terms. Upon release, he began a cooking career. His most recent job ended due to the company going out of business. DeVaughn then decided that he would make another change in his life and go into business for himself. During the midpoint in his reentry process, he enrolled in the Aspire to Entrepreneurs program. The program has helped him with planning and startup for his own catering company THE EMPTY PLATE CATERING.  

Donate Now!

Join the movement to end the chronic cycle of poverty and recidivism. Your monthly contribution will help us onboard returning citizens so they may successfully transition back into society and be the best they know they can and want to be. 

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

Our Partners