In this episode of the Heromakers Podcast, Laurie and Ann talk with Hector Guadalupe, founder of A Second U Foundation, which empowers formerly-incarcerated individuals with a second chance at life through career training, employment, and community. Growing up in a poor family in Brooklyn, Hector found himself on the street much of the time, eventually getting involved in drugs. By 23, he was convicted of drug trafficking and sentenced to 10 years to life in prison. By 33, he was up for parole. With a newfound vision for wellness and personal training, he was hopeful, but soon found that no one would hire him because of his past.
Enter his entrepreneurial spirit and A Second U Foundation. In this episode, we talk about his own journey and what ASUF is doing to change the lives of many former inmates. We talk about what we can't see and why second chances sometimes begin with just understanding that someone is a person.
You can find A Second U Foundation on IG at @asecondufoundation or on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/ASecondUFoundation. You can find their website at: https://asecondufoundation.org.
Heromakers can be found on IG @heromakersmovement and on FB @heromakersmovement. You can also visit our website at: www.heromakersmovement.com. Like us and follow us today!
We are now on PATREON and we would love if you'd become a partner! Check it out here: https://www.patreon.com/heromakersmovement.