August 2021 Newsletter

A Message from Executive Director, Michelle Cirocco I am so excited to launch our first quarterly newsletter and share the wonderful work Televerde Foundation is doing. As you know, we are on a mission to enable currently and formerly incarcerated women to join and...
What Freedom Really Means

What Freedom Really Means

When you’re incarcerated, your vision of freedom changes. As an incarcerated woman, no one asks me how I plan to spend a summer holiday. Beach vacations, BBQs, and trips abroad are all on hold for me. It may sound strange but that does not bring me sadness. Through...
Headed Down a New PATH

Headed Down a New PATH

This is not the road I’m supposed to be on. For years I thought I was on the road less traveled: the road of self-discovery and non-conformity. But even those with lofty goals are subject to the harsh realities of the world. To the tragedies and misfortune that cross...
First Year Impact Report

First Year Impact Report

First Year Results: 3 Cohorts 81 Participants 95% Employment Rate 20 Released 0% Recidivism Rate 175 Hours of Programs $40K Average Salary 180+ Mock Interviews 47 Mentor Relationships   How It Began In 2020, Televerde Foundation was launched to leverage the...
A Second Chance: Why It Matters Now More Than Ever

A Second Chance: Why It Matters Now More Than Ever

You may not care at all about who is incarcerated—many people firmly believe that if a person commits a crime, they should pay for it. I get it. I also felt that way too until my 20-year-old son was arrested, incarcerated, and housed in San Quentin for stealing a...