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Our Vision


ENTREPRENEURSHIP

We achieve our education goal by teaching entrepreneurship to those impacted by the penal system. By doing this, we enhance public safety, create new businesses, new jobs, and reduce recidivism in impacted communities. By way of workshops taught both within and outside of prison walls, Tracey Syphax & partner CJ Meenan form Re-Entry Ventures, LLC. Re-Entry Ventures encourages those exiting prison to enter entrepreneurship equipped with 20 valuable lessons and 40 proven and highly-effective concepts. Regardless of method, whether it is behind prison walls with tablets, online, or in person we are delivering on our promise to increase entrepreneurship in the returning citizen population.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER & ADVOCATE

We are committed to leadership with respect to forging a coordinated national response to the systemic impact incarceration has on individuals, their families, and the communities in which they return. We continuously exhibit advocacy in multiple layers and forums including producing quality Podcasts and Documentaries. As a published Author of the book "From The Block To The Boardroom", Tracey inspires by telling his story and the entire team is dedicated to being part of the solution. Fierce advocacy has led to changes in several laws. Our transformational speaking engagements embolden audiences toward a deeper understanding of the issues. This new level of understanding inspires proactive and productive action plans. Returning citizens must be a prevalent voice in the rooms where decisions relating to returning citizens are made. Tracey's keynote speeches result in positive commitments.

BUSINESS CONSULTANT

Forging collaborative partnerships with local organizations, county, state, and federal agencies are the key ingredient for achieving the reality of success. We support both new individual entrepreneurs as well as companies looking to climb the ladder of success. Whether you are just starting out or looking to scale, having 30 years of business success after incarceration uniquely positions us to be supportive to those looking to build a better business model.

As leaders directly impacted by the penal system, we are committed to creating a holistic approach to positively changing the lives of formerly impacted individuals.

Our Misson

At From the Block to the Boardroom LLC, we are dedicated to advocating for entrepreneurship. We provide resources, opportunities, and education for formerly impacted individuals by utilizing 30 years of success in business to guide others.

Meet The Author

Tracey D. Syphax has over 20 years of entrepreneurial experience, as a returning citizen and as a strong advocate for reentry reform

Tracey has spent his career advocating to end mass incarceration by using proper reentry tools. He has joined with the Obama Administration and companies from across the American economy as a founding partner for the launch of the Fair Chance Business Pledge. Tracey's success can be seen in diverse groups throughout the US. Through his entrepreneurship courses with CJ Meenan and motivational speaking, he offers returning citizens the opportunity to succeed. His influence and success have been to create an economic engine and revitalize the lives of the formerly incarcerated. Reuniting families and strengthen communities through the 3Es, Education, Employment, and Entrepreneurship is viable for reentry.

Tracey is the author of the award-winning memoir, "From The Block To The Boardroom," and the recipient of numerous awards, including:

2016 One of the 25 Most Influential African Americans in New Jersey

2014 White House Champion of Change

Empower Magazine's 2014 Person of the Year

Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce's 2011 Entrepreneur of the Year; 1st African American in 51 years to receive this award

Meet The Entrepreneur & Author

As a returning citizen, Tracey D. Syphax now has over 20 years of entrepreneurial experience and is a strong advocate for reentry reform.

Tracey's career encompasses many facets. Primarily, he advocates for ending mass incarceration by creating and utilizing appropriate reentry tools. He joined both the Obama Administration and organizations across America as one of the founding partners to launch The Fair Chance Business Pledge. Tracey's success is celebrated in diverse groups throughout the United States. Through his entrepreneurship courses with C.J. Meenan and his motivational speaking, he offers returning citizens the opportunity to succeed. Tracey's influence consistently creates an economic engine and will continue to revitalize the lives of those formerly incarcerated. As a result, this program focuses on the 3E's viable for reentry, Education, Employment, and Entrepreneurship.

Tracey is a celebrated leader, and Author of the book "From The Block To The Boardroom", an autobiography that speaks to how he has turned his life around utilizing the same methods he teaches. He is also President and COO of Phax Group, LLC and the Senior Managing Partner of Phax Group Real Estate, LLC. He owns and manages multiple properties.

    Influential

    2016 One of the 25 Most Influential African Americans in New Jersey

    Champion

    2014 White House Champion of Change

    Person of the Year

    Empower Magazine's 2014 Person of the Year

    Entrepreneur

    Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce's 2011 Entrepreneur of the Year; 1st African American in 51 years to receive this award

    Tracey is also the President and COO of Phax Group Construction & Design LLC and the Senior Managing Partner of Phax Group Real Estate LLC. He owns and manages multiple properties.

    Memberships

    • Board Member of the African American Chamber of Commerce
    • Co-Chairman of the Trustee Board at Union Baptist Church
    • Chairman of the Board of Minding Our Business (MOB)

     

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