Success fixes everything right? Wrong!
According to Cheri, "I was a piggy bank with a little bit of money. I made a whole bunch of noise, but no impact." Until she changed that. Cheri is a living example of how God redeems our pasts to help us love and serve others.
Through her own journey of drug and alcohol addiction, Cheri is able to meet people where they are and help them forge new paths finding employment and a hope for their futures.
Cheri Garcia is a nationally-recognized recovery advocate and expert in second-chance hiring. She consults with companies ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 corporations on second-chance hiring and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) initiatives.
For more than a decade, Cheri has worked to help formerly incarcerated people and those in recovery find meaningful full-time jobs. In 2016, she launched Cornbread Hustle, Inc.
, the first staffing agency focused on second-chance job opportunities. Cornbread Hustle has placed more than 2,500 eager workers in jobs around North Texas and the U.S.
In 2022, Cheri created the 12-Week Starting Over Program, an interactive video series available to inmates in prisons nationwide.
Cheri has vast experience as an inventor, entrepreneur, and public relations specialist. Cheri unashamedly shares her struggles with addiction to methamphetamine and alcohol, and how she overcame these challenges to serve and inspire others.