From Lydia Kutko

We are raising money to build programs and services for women impacted by incarceration. Reframe offers a gateway to career opportunities through art and entrepreneurship. We are currently going inside Riker's Island.

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3 years ago I walked onto Rikers Island to teach a group of men about job opportunities in the fine art world. I called the course REFRAME because I wanted to change the art business to an ecosystem of diversity and inclusion.

When asked to take the curriculum to the women, I as a woman and female founder immediately realized REFRAME needed to be more than exposure to jobs — it needed to be a career and entrepreneurship gateway, access to the power that comes with financial freedom.

Women’s work across the board is devalued, and women coming out of incarceration are a testament that often a first opportunity never actually existed. There is no better place to incubate a change in our compensation and advancement practices in the workplace than with these gifted women.

REFRAME creates innovative programs and partnerships that offer direct career advancement to formerly incarcerated women.

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Our Mission

We aim to serve women in reentry and who have been impacted by incarceration. Our objective is to create educational and work-related opportunities. We aim to instill hope and create pathways which includes offering employment support, entrepreneurship through art handling training and leadership building. Reframe nurtures business tenacity which enables systems impacted women to launch long term careers that translate into long term success.

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