Around Town | Jaa’far Abdullah
Jaa’far Abdullah discusses his life journey to becoming the founder and Chief Empowerment Officer of GEO, a non-profit focused on creating second chances for members of society returning from prison.
While studying philosophy at Texas Tech, a poor life decision on how to finance is education led to his own incarceration.
Jaa’far was the first winner of the Texas Tech University iHub’s Social Innovation Competition! He now uses the grit and leadership skills he’s developed to create job opportunities for people that carry the stigma of having been incarcerated.