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Organizational values


We value the power of TRANSFORMATION. We believe in the ability of incarcerated people to be accountable, reflective, and to achieve personal growth. We also contend that our community members and leaders can learn from their successes and failures. Transformation is possible-for individuals, families, communities, or society as

a whole. 


We value INTEGRITY in our words, deeds, and relationships. We strive to have the courage to be honest and transparent with ourselves and each other. We believe in having respect for all people and acting accordingly.


We value EMPATHY for its ability to bring us together in community. We believe compassion is the key to opening our hearts and minds to different perspectives. This is required in order to see each other's humanity and strive towards acceptance and a shared understanding. 


We value EQUITY in all of our endeavors and at all levels of society. We uphold that fairness and inclusivity are essential ingredients for cultivating a culture of health, prosperity, and unity in our communities and institutions. We cherish diversity, and stand against racism and all forms of discrimination.


We value the healthy FAMILY as the foundation to a vibrant society. We believe in investing in our youth, supporting parents, and strengthening families in all their varied forms to build thriving communities. We are the sum of our collective successes and failures, and ultimately, we are all interconnected.

Our Stories

We value STORIES - of each and everyone. We believe in the power of lived-experience and personal narratives to open hearts and minds. Stories have a unique role to play in catalyzing social and policy change. We are confident in the power of our stories to transform the world and help forge a future that will be brighter than our past. 

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