John Legend Gives Grants to Ex-Convicts Turned Entrepreneurs

John Legend Gives Grants to Ex-Convicts Turned Entrepreneurs

Will Avila was in and out of jail between 16 and 27. He reached a point where he wanted to start anew, but his past wouldn’t leave him so easily. “I went through 22 job applications and got rejected 22 times,” he said.

He was facing a decision: go back to his old ways, or figure out a way to make “clean decisions.”

He chose the latter and founded a company called Clean Decisions. It started with commercial kitchen cleaning, then added landscaping, moving, and more.