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Model Programs

On this page we applaud reentry programs featured on our website. We call them Model Programs because they are engaging, effective and can be applied to any area.

The organizations listed below help the formerly incarcerated  succeed by offering education, employment and employment training, health services and education, housing, volunteer opportunities and much more.They work closely with folks in transition and tackle the biggest roadblocks in reentry

We invite you to consider volunteering your time and talents to reentry organizations, or start your own program! Please read about these Model Programs, participate in their services if if you like, and support them as you are able.

Do you know of a program we should include? Please send the name, address and URL to our web administrator.

The College Guild

College Guild provides non-traditional correspondence courses to prisoners across America. Many have no other access to education. Most receive no respect. Countless will eventually rejoin society.  

Through respecting each of our students as thoughtful human beings, College Guild plays a critical role in reducing recidivism. We not only provide free education, we help our students discover the best in themselves.  

Delancey Street

delancey1Delancey Street is the country’s leading residential self-help organization for former substance abusers, ex-convicts, homeless and others who have hit bottom. Started in 1971 with 4 people in a San Francisco apartment, Delancey Street has served many thousands of residents, in 5 locations throughout the United States.

Drive Change

DCDrive Change uses the food truck workplace to run a year long Fellowship to broaden access for young people (ages 17-25) returning home from adult jail/prison so they can obtain preferential employment and educational opportunities.

Snowday is farm-to-truck food truck dedicated to serving maple syrup-themed foods made with ingredients sourced from local farms. Snowday has been recognized as one of New York’s Top 10 Food Trucks by Gothamist,TimeOut NY and Brooklyn Magazine.

FareStart transforms lives, disrupts poverty and nourishes communities through food, life skills and job training.

Fortune Society

fortune1The Fortune Society is a nonprofit social service and advocacy organization, founded in 1967, whose mission is to support successful reentry from prison and promote alternatives to incarceration, thus strengthening the fabric of our communities

Greyston Bakery

GreystonGreyston provides individuals in Southwest Yonkers, NY with employment skills and resources to lift them out of poverty. Greyston’s unique combination of Open Hiring™ at the world famous Greyston Bakery, Pathmaking and other social services offer a roadmap to assist individuals and families in visualizing their paths to self-sufficiency. Our mindfully-rooted philosophy fuels a commitment to human growth and potential and addresses some of the most challenging problems facing our country

Mural Arts Program

muralarts1The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program unites artists and communities through a collaborative process, rooted in the traditions of mural-making, to create art that transforms public spaces and individual lives.


Rebuilding Exchange

Rebuilding Exchange’s mission is to create a market for reclaimed building materials. They do this by diverting material from landfills and make them accessible for reuse through a retail warehouse, by promoting sustainable deconstruction practices, by providing education and job trainin

Sponsors, Inc.

sponsorsSponsors, Inc. provides transitional housing and employment opportunities to people who are released from Oregon prisons and jail in Lane County, Oregon. The program is based upon the belief that “People can and do change, and that a strategic intervention at the appropriate time can serve as a catalyst in that change.“


Sponsors maintains several distinct programs to serve men and women transitioning back from incarceration to the community.

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To learn how to replicate this model, or to get involved with Sponsors, please call 541-485-8341