Sign Up for January’s Path of Freedom Training

Back in October, 13 Freedom Project volunteers finished the Path of Freedom facilitator training. The next series, scheduled January 19 – March 1 2015, is filling up. The Path of Freedom “mindfulness based emotional intelligence” curriculum is designed for adult prisoners, as well as at-risk and incarcerated youth and was published by the Prison Mindfulness Institute. […]

Sending an Appeal

Here at Freedom Project we’ve spent the last few days vigorously printing, signing, and packaging appeal letters. All together we sent out nearly 500 letters! Whew! So if you receive a letter in the mail from us in the next few days, please consider reading it. These letters are the product of many hours or work […]

Mindfulness Facilitators Complete Certification

By the end of July a dedicated cadre of 8 Freedom Project volunteers will complete the Path of Freedom online training, as a first step in qualifying themselves as certified mindfulness facilitators. The next series, scheduled September 8-October 10, 2104, is filling up fast; already 10 Freedom Project volunteers have registered. The Path of Freedom […]

Giftedness Abounds!

I have been working at Freedom Project for 3 months. What a splendid place to learn and what a gift to see so many wonderful individuals engaged by this work. Recently the Board of Directors in their great wisdom to both honor and receive the gifts of generous qualified friends of Freedom Project has added […]

June 6 Professional Development Program – Sharing NVC Essentials

Freedom Project announces the next installment in its quarterly professional development series for prison volunteers on Friday, June 6 with an intensive workshop, facilitated by Kathleen Macferran.  This workshop is designed for anyone interested in learning the fundamentals of Nonviolent Communication, as shared by Freedom Project in prisons.  In this interactive day-long workshop participants will: learn how a Freedom Project facilitator […]

GiveBig Campaign May 6 – Making a Difference!

Many of you know what Freedom Project achieves. If you have been a friend of ours, you have read many stories how Freedom Project classes and workshops have changed people’s lives through healing, reconciliation with families, and safer communities. Freedom Project’s lifeblood is its volunteers. They give their time and talent when they go into […]

Kathleen Macferran to Speak at TEDx Monroe Correctional Complex

Freedom Project facilitator to Speak at TEDx event at Monroe Correctional Complex on Saturday, March 15 Kathleen Macferran will speak Saturday during the TEDx event focused on  the future of prisons. She will be speaking about a vision of transforming prisons into houses of healing, As a Freedom Project workshop facilitator, Kathleen has led Freedom Project programs in […]

Lessons Learned in Prison

In this month’s Clutch Magazine, a young woman describes the lessons she learned while volunteering in prison. Freedom Project volunteers share their lessons learned by volunteering as well: Before I volunteered in prison, I was scared of the prisoners…But after meeting them and doing classes with them, I realized that they are just as human […]

I’m Afraid

by  Brandon Sutton I’m afraid I won’t be seen When I hear you and you and you and you labeling When I see what you saw And don’t see that particular flaw It becomes clear to me how judgments can be an attack And though you’re not looking at me right now For that I […]