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Robert’s Story

“To tell you the truth, I expected to get locked up.  My friends and I knew that one of two things was going to happen to us.  We were going to prison or we were going to be killed.  We accepted that.  It was part of the life we were living and it’s all we saw in our community.  And here’s what’s crazy: we were content with it.  Well, I’m not content with it now!” says Robert, 24.

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Expressive Poetry Network Launched with Pongo Teen Writing

We were honored to host Richard Gold, founder and director of the Pongo Teen Writing Project, for a series of events aimed at sharing techniques for reaching traumatized youth through therapeutic writing.Read More

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You’re Invited! Our Voices Musical Performance

Our City Festival
Our Voices (Live Performance)
Curated By: Chris Ousley & Free Minds
Date: June 7, 2015
Time: 3-5 pm
Location: Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Library’s Great Hall (901 G St NW, Washington, DC 20001)
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“The books you send show me another world and make me look forward to living a good life when I come home. You changed my way of thinking.”

– DeAngelo, Age 23