Additionally, Mr. Williams started the Prison-to-Workforce Pipeline, a re-entry program for individuals who have been recently released from the prison system. The program is available to men and women to aid in successful transitions back into society. In 2013, Twelfth Street Heritage’s re-entry program was recognized in the Seventh Day Adventist Outlook magazine. The program was also recognized and rewarded on March 19th, 2015 as a Ford Freedom Unsung Hero Honoree. To date, TSHDC’s re-entry program has hired approximately 150 men and women.
In 2010, Mr. Williams also added a Youth Mentoring program to the expanding role of Twelfth Street Heritage. To date, this program has mentored thousands of youth in the urban core – nearly 5000 youth in 2018.