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A NEW WAY OF LIFE REENTRY PROJECT

A NEW WAY OF LIFE REENTRY PROJECT
CROWDRISE : May 16, 2012
Tax ID: 95-4782503
BASED: Los Angeles, CA, United States

CHARITY WEBSITE: www.anewwayoflife.org

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A New Way of Life

“Linking Promise with Opportunity.”

A New Way of Life is a grassroots, nonprofit organization founded in 1998 by Susan Burton.  After Susan’s five-year old son was accidentally hit and killed by a car, Susan numbed her grief through alcohol and drugs.  As a result, she became enmeshed in the criminal justice system for nearly two decades before finding freedom and sobriety in 1997.   She has since made it her life’s mission to help other people adversely affected by the problems of incarceration by providing them with safety and support.  For her efforts, she was named a CNN Top Ten Hero for 2010.  A Soros Justice Fellow, she was also awarded the prestigious Citizen Activist Award from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.  In recognition of her insight and leadership, she was appointed by Los Angeles County Supervisor, Mark Ridley Thomas to be a member of the Los Angeles County Sybil Brand Commission for Institutional Inspections.  Susan is currently a recipient of both the Encore Purpose Prize (2012) and a James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award (2014). In 2015, on the 50th Anniversary of Selma and the Voting Rights Act, Susan Burton was named by the Los Angeles Times as one of eighteen New Civil Rights Leaders in the nation.    

A New Way of Life was recently honored with a Ford Freedom Unsung Award that salutes "organizations that have positively impacted communities with achievements that inform and inspire others.”

Tax ID: 95-4782503 • www.anewwayoflife.org

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