February Apprenticeship Program Graduates Six Free Minds Members

By Jess Lawson, Free Minds intern

Congratulations to Anthony, David M., David T., Josh, Ricardo, and Tavon, who recently graduated from the Free Minds Job Readiness and Life Skills Apprenticeship.Read More

You’re Invited: Poetry Reading and Discussion

Join us on Monday, April 20, from 7-8:30 pm at the Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital for an evening of poetry and community dialogue brought to you by Free Minds Book Club & Writing Workshop and the PEN/Faulkner Writers in Schools program.Read More

Teaching Others to Tell Their Own Stories

You’re Invited! Join us on Monday, March 30, for a workshop on teaching therapeutic writing for youth, led by Richard Gold of the award-winning Pongo Teen Writing Project!

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Free Minds on the Front Page!

Check out the article from the front page of The Washington Post “How a book club is helping to keep ex-offenders from going back to jail” by Robert Samuels, featuring Free Minds Poet Ambassadors Calvin, Eddie, Juan, Phil, and Robert.

Free Minds and Free Hearts at the Department of Education

By Jess Lawson, Free Minds Intern

“It means that somebody cares, even if they don’t know you,” said Gary, a Free Minds member and Poet Ambassador who is starting his first semester at college this spring. Indeed, connecting people who care is the reigning anthem of Free Minds, and, as I’m learning every day as a new intern, is evident in everything they do. Read More