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Read the latest news and developments at Televerde Foundation and the impact of the program on the women and communities served.

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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You May Be Surprised to Know Who’s Really in Prison

You May Be Surprised to Know Who’s Really in Prison

If I made a list of all my mistakes it would take a while to apologize for all of them. I think many of us, at one point, moved through life as younger, freer beings; I remember feeling invincible. If we were sitting together right now, talking about old school days,...

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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...

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