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Project Return, Inc.'s Fundraiser:

A New Beginning After Incarceration

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THE STORY:

Project Return is an employment-boosting nonprofit organization in Nashville, Tennessee, focused on persons who are returning to the community from incarceration. Situated in a metropolitan county with four state-run penitentiaries, one private prison, two local detention centers, and a federal halfway house, and located in a southern state where more than 5,000 ex-offenders emerge annually from state or federal incarceration facilities, Project Return is poised to expand its reach and impact.

Project Return provides job readiness training and job search assistance, complemented with holistic, wraparound case management, to people who are extremely motivated to get our help, overcome the odds, and gain employment. In the past year, Project Return provided reentry services to more than 2,500 ex-offenders. Significantly, over 80% of the nearly 500 persons who engaged in Project Return’s job readiness curriculum and individualized job coaching and case management obtained employment. Project Return connects on a daily basis with smart, responsible businesses in the metropolitan area who recognize the value of hiring motivated job applicants. 

Project Return’s services are focused unswervingly on the plight of the person who has finished serving time and is forging a new beginning in our community. All of our programming, staff development, and strategic planning are deliberately geared to what it means to make a successful return as an ex-offender. We are uniquely situated at that fork in the road faced by persons emerging from prison, as they make choices that set them on the path away from recidivism and toward a crime-free future. In contrast to a re-incarceration rate nationwide that hovers around 50%, the recidivism rate was only 13.7% for former felony offenders who completed Project Return’s program in a recent 24-month period.

Project Return recently launched a social enterprise, in the form of a new transitional employment program, as an enhancement to our job readiness and employment placement work. This new entrepreneurial program will provide immediate, temporary employment to recently released ex-offenders during their most vulnerable time and when the threat of recidivism is highest, while at the same time preparing them to be permanently employed, productive members of the community.

$1,780

MONEY RAISED
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  • Paul Speer

    $25

  • Keely Futrell

    $40

  • Ali Harnell

    $50

  • Kristina Kolodziejski

     

  • Susan Johnston

     

  • Kellen Wenrich

    $20

  • Bettie Kirkland

     

  • Emily Thaden

    $30

  • Andrew and Annakate Ross

     

  • Arlyn Davich

    $25

  • Andrew & Shelley Leonard

    $35

  • Emily Warth

     

  • Gil Schuette

     

  • Brian Fulton

     

  • Julia Bromka

    $40

  • Johnny Shoaf

     

  • Uchendi Nwani

    $100

  • Maya Alexis Lochan

     

  • Jaime DeRensis

     

  • Peg and Dave

     

  • Chris & Carrie Fuller

    $25

  • C. S. Thaden

    $100

  • John Brassil & Lisa Bashinsky

    $50

  • Conor and Trish

    $10

  • Jeff and Allyn Gibson

     

  • Laurie Sacchet

     

  • Sue Dryden

    $75

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Claudia and John Gifford

    $100

  • Ben and Erin Palmer Polly

    $35

  • Susan and Steven Ross

     

  • Taylor Hammond & Lauren Loew

     

  • jim smith family

     

  • John Mellgren

     

  • Deb George

    $250

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89% Raised of $2,000 Goal

The Team: $1,780 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Project Return, Inc.

Amount Raised

$1,620

 

81% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sue Dryden

Amount Raised

$125

Fundraiser Title

Brian Fulton

Amount Raised

$20

Fundraiser Title

Maya Alexis Lochan

Amount Raised

$15

Fundraiser Title

Julia Bromka

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Deb George

Deb George

DONATION: $250

In tribute to the passion and dedication of the Project Return staff! 3 years ago

John Mellgren

John Mellgren

3 years ago

jim smith family

jim smith family

3 years ago

Taylor Hammond & Lauren Loew

Taylor Hammond & Lauren Loew

3 years ago

Susan and Steven Ross

Susan and Steven Ross

3 years ago

Ben and Erin Palmer Polly

Ben and Erin Palmer Polly

DONATION: $35

3 years ago

Claudia and John Gifford

Claudia and John Gifford

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Sue Dryden

Sue Dryden

DONATION: $75

3 years ago

Laurie Sacchet

Laurie Sacchet

3 years ago