Please help us grow Success Stories’ feminist and transformational work inside prisons with a small donation!
Success Stories is a five-year old program founded, developed and run by young men incarcerated in California. It was featured in the CNN documentary, The Feminist on Cellblock Y
. We are excited to announce that we have been partially funded to expand into 3 new California prisons in June 2019. We get daily requests to bring the program to prisons, jails, juvenile halls, schools, domestic violence prevention classes and youth programs across the country.
The program helps people, who experience higher risk of recidivism, prioritize the loved ones and goals most important to them through 12 sessions, each centering around a different topic such as patriarchy, love, long-term thinking and responsibility. Part of the curriculum uses a feminist framework based on work by the well-known author and theorist, bell hooks.
Success Stories participants earn time off of their sentences in California, a credit fought for and won by incarcerated people.
Please donate to support this expansion today! Each dollar you donate will go to the organization and be allocated specifically for the salary of the coaches. Each coach is formerly incarcerated and will be going into the new facilities to build self-sustaining programs in each one. They will train currently incarcerated facilitators and facilitates the sessions alongside them.
The funds are currently going to and being managed by the Executive Director who will deliver all funds via check to the organizations bank account pending establishment of an EIN. The organization is currently under a fiscal sponsor.
Chantal, Executive Director