The Partakers Empowerment Program is a re-entry initiative that aspires to help formerly incarcerated women and men successfully re-enter society. Please click the logo and right arrow that appears to watch our video.
Partakers is a non-profit organization that supports Massachusetts prison education by coordinating teams of volunteers who mentor incarcerated women and men as they pursue higher education through the Boston University Prison Education Program, the Boston College Prison Initiative, the Tufts Prison Initiative, and the Emerson Prison Initiative. https://partakers.org/
Through its College Behind Bars mentoring program, incarcerated people enhance skills critical to completing a college degree, and build trusting personal relationships. Both activities significantly increase their chances for success when they return to the community. The Partakers Empowerment Program contributes to this mission.
Re-entry programs, such as the Partakers Empowerment Program, have been shown to be an essential component to reducing recidivism, increasing employment opportunities, and stabilizing many other external factors that are challenging for formerly incarcerated women and men re-entering communities. Education is key to helping individuals who have been impacted by the justice system obtain the skills needed to thrive. One of many studies have found that people who have participated in correction education programs had a 43% lower rate of recidivism than those who did not participate in such programs (Davis, L.M. et. al 2014). In addition, re-entry and education programs also contribute to preventing homelessness and reduce other barriers to successful re-entry. The Partakers Empowerment Program intends to help these individuals in each of these areas of re-entry and open further opportunities to help them reach a higher potential.
The Partakers Empowerment Program is a re-entry initiative that aspires to help formerly incarcerated women and men successfully re-enter society by providing access to resources critical to their success. Referrals and workshops in Computer Technical Training, Professionalism/Employment, Wellness, and Financial Literacy help remove barriers and present the opportunity for people in the program to successfully reintegrate back into society. We intend to do this through:
Our goal for the year: $35,000 for 30 students
We are raising funds for the second cycle starting in June. All donations support individuals returning from incarceration to further their education and better prepare them for a successful life. The funds will be used to support the following:
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