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...
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...
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....