Season for Nonviolence 2015

To celebrate our 14th anniversary and our commitment to peace and nonviolence, we are offering a series of Nonviolent Communication classes facilitated by Janice Eng during the 18th annual Season for Nonviolence. The Season for Nonviolence is a 64 day campaign to focus on peace through nonviolence, spanning the memorial anniversaries of Mahatma Gandhi (January 30th) and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. […]

Job Opening: Development Director

This is a unique opportunity for a truly talented individual. It is a full-time exempt position that reports to the Executive Director. The ideal candidate is passionate about Mindfulness and Nonviolent Communication and eager to work as a member of a small, dedicated team. Founded in 1999, Freedom Project strengthens our community through supporting the […]

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. […]

December Community Circle

You’re invited to join Freedom Project’s Community Circle, which will meet on Thursday, December 18 from 6-8 pm. Community Circle is a networking gathering of returnees who have been released from prison and other community members who meet to support each other in practicing Nonviolent Communication and mindfulness. Please let us know if you wish to attend by […]

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 […]

Professional Development Series: Sharing Mindfulness Meditation Essentials

Freedom Project announces the next installment in its quarterly professional development series for prison volunteers on August 22, 2014 with an intensive day-long workshop, facilitated by Freedom Project mindfulness facilitator Yarrow Durbin. This workshop is designed for anyone interested in learning the fundamentals of Mindfulness Meditation, as shared by Freedom Project in prisons. In this […]

Kathleen Macferran Shares NVC Essentials in Professional Development Workshop

“A great intro to NVC principles and practices,” commented one of the 15 prison volunteers and staff who attended Freedom Project’s professional development workshop on Friday, June 6. “The entire class dramatically improved my understanding,” wrote another. A third person added, “It was a fantastic day and I am so pleased to have been a […]

“Making the Most of Your Prison Visit”

New Workshop for Prison Visitors “This workshop has been great! I wish my family could learn NVC too.” This is a comment we often hear from prisoners who take Freedom Project classes. In response to this request, Freedom Project will offer a new mini-workshop 10 am-12 noon Saturday, June 7. This workshop is specifically for family members and friends planning […]

Freedom Project focuses on Trauma in first Professional Development Seminar

Over 20 prison volunteers and staff attended Freedom Project’s first professional development program on Monday, May 19. Tuere Sala facilitated the 1/2-day seminar “Working with Trauma Survivors. Most participants indicated that they found the seminar useful would recommend this program to others would like to attend other Freedom Project professional development programs.

Working with Trauma Survivors – May 19

Freedom Project is launching its quarterly professional development series on Monday, May 19 with an in-service workshop facilitated by Tuere Sala, exploring the nature of trauma, with an emphasis on working with students who have spent time in prison. This workshop is designed for anyone working with people who have been incarcerated – either in […]

Our History

Our History In 1998, Dr. Marshall Rosenberg, founder and director of educational services for the Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC), made a visit to the Monroe Correctional Complex. Rusty Thomas, an inmate at the time, was taken with his message and realized the tremendous potential for improving his own life and those of others around […]


Support Freedom Project with this important work to make Our Communities and Our Families Safer. Nonviolent communication is more than a process or a language. On a deeper level is it is an ongoing reminder to keep our attention focused on a place where we are more likely to get what we are seeking. As […]


There are many ways to help Freedom Project Take an NVC or Mindfulness Class Come to Community Circle Volunteer to become an in-prison volunteer (requires 2 year commitment ) Volunteer at the office Volunteer for the next FP fundraiser Serve on a committee (requires a one year commitment) Current Committees with openings are: Program Committee, […]