80% of women in jail in the U.S. are mothers.

1.9 million women leave prisons and jails each year. 80% of these women are mothers and most are the primary caregiver.

Women in the U.S. justice system have less of an opportunity to succeed after release.

Women have fewer programming options, such as education, job training and 12-step programs, than men while in prison.

Our Story

Our Impact

In 2020, Televerde Foundation was launched to deliver a robust workforce development program that focuses on personal wellness, workplace readiness, employment strategies, financial literacy, lifelong learning and mentoring. We call this the PATHS Program: Prepare Achieve and Transform for Healthy Success.

Joblessness is the #1 predictor of recidivism. That’s why our programs focus on preparing women to enter the global workforce and include personal wellness, workplace readiness, employment strategies, financial literacy, lifelong learning and mentoring.

More than 81,000 women are released from prison each year, all of whom deserve an opportunity to find and fulfill their full potential. Women are the fastest growing segment of the prison population, yet have access to fewer services than incarcerated men. They also face unique challenges after release. Women tend to be the primary breadwinner and caregiver and urgently need stable, good-paying employment. The road to economic stability is more complicated than just skills training. It requires self-confidence, resilience, and the community support necessary to overcome obstacles.

The year 2022 is being called “the great reckoning for corporate purpose.” Consumers are demanding that companies be sincere in their desire to help solve the world’s most pressing issues and embed their social commitments into every aspect of their business. We must “walk the talk” and a big piece of corporate social purpose is to help expand economic opportunity to talent pools that have been traditionally overlooked or discarded because of their background or circumstance.

A Path Forward

The Televerde Foundation is a nonprofit organization that provides “a path forward” to currently and formerly incarcerated women. We empower currently and formerly incarcerated individuals with the skills needed to build meaningful and rewarding professional careers and successfully reintegrate back into their communities.

Our vision is a world with opportunities for all to be successful in the global workforce.

Our mission is to help currently and formerly incarcerated women join and succeed in the global workforce.

We do this through our core values: Empower Others, Be Accountable, Pay It Forward, Courageously Improve, Develop Resiliency

Empower Others


Be Accountable

Pay it Forward

Courageously Improve

Develop Resiliency

Our Partners

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Our Programs

Our PATHS Program includes a Personal Growth & Development Curriculum from The Change Companies, a Financial Literacy Course from the Money Experience and a Professional Development Curriculum designed and delivered by full-time MBA students at Arizona State University.

Personal Wellness

Learn how to create and maintain positive change from building healthy relationships to investing in self-care.


Provide opportunities to connect with other women to support everything from initial transition to professional mentoring.

Workplace Readiness

Develop an understanding of professional etiquette and strategies for success in the workplace.

Financial Literacy

Provide a personalized approach to financial education by focusing on personal priorities, quality of life and smart purchasing.

Employment Strategies

Provide educations around resume writing, interviewing and successful job-search skills.

Lifelong Learning

Provide opportunities to further education through the James Hooker Endowment Scholarship Fund and other programs.

Graduate Testimonials

Don’t take our word for it, hear what our graduates have to say about our program.


“Employability while in prison gave me back the self-worth and independence that I lost as a result of my incarceration. Further, Televerde’s commitment to reentry was key to helping me successfully transition back into my community. Their focus on career readiness and professional empowerment opportunities enabled me to secure a high paying professional position in technology after my release.”

Vivian Nelson

Televerde graduate


“Televerde gets you started with a career in business and the Televerde Foundation helps you nourish and grow it. The skills and programs provided by the foundation prepare you to manage your career upon reentry, which is critical to your long-term success. Having access to career resources, mentors, and job placement as you leave prison gives you a head start and makes you more competitive in the hiring process. To know you have complete and total support without judgment has made all the difference in my life. It’s empowered me to reclaim my future and become the woman I am today.”

Erica Munoz

Televerde graduate

Our Results

ASU Seidman Research Institute released findings in 2020 that quantify the economic, social and fiscal impact of our program on individuals, families, and the state of Arizona. Here are highlights.

Get in Touch. Get Involved.

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Televerde Foundation

4636 E. University Dr.
Phoenix, AZ USA 85034

Call Us: (480) 771-6670