Worth a Thousand Words.

Worth a Thousand Words.

If 5000 words are spoken in an average 3-minute interview, and a smile is worth a 1000 words, then you can understand exactly how important dental aesthetics can be for the graduates of Televerde Foundation’s reentry program upon release from incarceration. Kathy...
Tarra Simmons: from Incarceration to Election

Tarra Simmons: from Incarceration to Election

As Televerde Foundation helps women prepare for a life ‘on the other side’ of the prison gates, we frequently tell them the importance of spinning their incarceration into a positive. A recent graduate of our program shared her experience by saying, “Sometimes you...
Brooke Shafer- How it Started; How It’s Going

Brooke Shafer- How it Started; How It’s Going

Brooke Shafer will be the first to tell you people like her don’t usually end up in prison. “Nobody had ever been in trouble, let alone arrested, let alone gone to prison! So not only am I shaming the family name, no one knew how to react,” she said, with a laugh....
Edith Houghton Hooker

Edith Houghton Hooker

Byline – Michelle Cirocco, Executive Director of Televerde Foundation Edith Houghton Hooker. You may never have heard that name before, but around the Televerde Foundation, she’s a well-known figure. Edith was an early twentieth century leader of the suffrage...
How It Started, How It’s Going: Kristin Burns

How It Started, How It’s Going: Kristin Burns

For Kristin Burns, things were not going according to plan. As a kid, her mom got sick with cancer and passed away. She moved in with some family members, but when that didn’t work out, she ended up as a ward of the state. Kristin, looking for a community and a sense...
First-Rate Companies Discuss Second Chance Advantage

First-Rate Companies Discuss Second Chance Advantage

During Changing Hearts and Minds: How Hiring Formerly Incarcerated Job Candidates Benefits Your Company presented by Televerde and Televerde Foundation, leaders from an array of companies shared the competitive advantages second chance hiring provides. The Unseen...