As the Foundress of PREP I am grateful to be on the TEAM to enable participants in the PREP courses to change and transform their lives. Thank you to each STAFF member who is here to give back to all who are still incarcerated to bring each one to release. Know we love and bless you in your choice for new life.
During the 32 years of my incarceration I focused on courses offered through PREP not knowing the deep impact and the connection I would have shortly after my release in 2017. I started volunteering at PREP a week after my release as a way to give back which led to my hiring as a course coordinator, art show coordinator, and to the position I now hold as Director.
Partnership for Re-Entry Program (PREP) entered my life in 2015 while I was incarcerated. The programs had a profound influence on my transformation. after completing multiple courses I was granted the opportunity to become a facilitator. For five years I facilitated PREP courses and coordinated Insight group workshops which helped other inmates change their lives. In 2021 I paroled and continue my service at PREP with a mission to inspire and motivate positive transformation in others every chance I get.
Shortly after my release (28+ years), I volunteered with PREP reviewing the Spanish Insight work and was later hired on as staff. Currently I do the support letters for BPH and various other kinds of hearings, do research for Sister Mary as needed, translate Spanish into English, and do miscellaneous administrative/clerical work
In 2018 I was granted parole from a 15-year to life sentence. My goals and outlook on life is now focused on being of service. As part of the PREP team, I coordinate the Wellness & Recovery, Domestic Violence, and Gang Awareness and Recovery courses. I am grateful for this new lease on life where I can spend time with family and friends while making a positive impact on our community.
I am the coordinator for the Anger Management course offered by PREP. I am an Ex lifer who was released in 2020 after serving 22 years in prison. My goal is to eventually open my own transitional house and program to assist those returning to society post incarceration. I am blessed to do work in a field that I am passionate about working with the incarcerated.
I did 3 and Half years of 6 years. I got out with nothing and was put into a program while on parole. But the program did show me a job Listings and they help me with the information obtain the job at PREP. I showed up and I been with PREP going on four years now. I started as volunteer and now am a Turning Point & cell Phone Coordinator.
On September 11, 2020 I was granted parole from a life sentence. Today I’m a PREP coordinator and feel empowered to make a positive contribution in some way for the rest of my life. I’m in the best moment of my rehabilitation.
After serving 15 years on a 7 years to life sentence I find myself back where it all started. My journey to redemption started in 2013 when I first picked up PREP turning point. This is when the wheels started to turn and the curriculum required me to think on a level that had expand my perspective. I understand the importance of giving back and volunteering at this organization gives me the platform to do so.
I came to the PREP organization as a volunteer, and it has been a great experience. I have always been in the field of helping others. I also have a passion for working with and advocating for our Homeless Community. I enjoy working and supporting the PREP team as they continue to help those that are incarcerated, and those that/who have been released.
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