Phil’s Story

“I remembered I did want to change. I wanted to give back after taking so much from so many.”

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Poet Ambassadors at mic

Our City, Our Voices

By Jess Lawson, Communications and Outreach Coordinator

This June, Free Minds had the great pleasure of participating in a collaborative music and poetry event as part of the Our City Festival, celebrating DC through the arts.Read More

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Free Minds Wins Aspen Ideas Award to Take Write Night National

The Aspen Institute honored Free Minds with the $25,000 Aspen Ideas Award to replicate our poetry program connecting individuals with outside community members nation-wide.

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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