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Member Profiles 

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Transformation Yoga Project by Carson Eckhard

Transformation Yoga Project


The Center for Literacy by Elena Prieto

The Center for



Another riveting Reentry Month Member Profile from Media Fellow Carson Eckhard! Carson spoke with College Success Advisor, Anthony Johnson, of Graduate! Philadelphia. Learn more about the work they do

Graduate! Philadelphia

Goldring Reentry Initiative short docume

Media Fellow Janie Kim interviewed Director, Ruth Shefner, from the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice's Goldring Reentry Initiative. In this profile, Shefner provides Janie with background about GRI and the objectives of the initiative.

GoldRing Reentry Initative

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Furnishing a Future by Elena Prieto

Furnishing a future

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The Petey Greene Program does phenomenal work in Pennsylvania and other localities. Janie Kim gives us a look at the Program and its beginnings.

The Petey Greene Program


Media Fellow Elena Prieto interviewed Marcus Hall, an instructor at Community Learning Center. In this profile, Hall describes the drive of CLC's students while Elena provides background information about their work.

Community Learning Center


Meet Our Reentry Month Media Fellows

Carson Eckhard is a junior at UPenn studying History and English with a minor in Urban Studies from Tampa, Fl. The Community Engagement Director of her college's criminal justice reform organization, BARS, Carson is passionate about criminal justice reform advocacy and reentry. As a Reentry Month Media Fellow, Carson greatly enjoyed researching and interacting with a wide range of amazing organizations working to transform Philadelphia's reentry community and support returning citizens. 

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Janie Kim graduated from Penn in May 2019 with a BA in Political Science and minor in Urban Studies. She is from Princeton, NJ and will be part of the next class of the New York City Urban Fellows. 

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Elena Prieto graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in December of 2018. She first became interested in the Reentry Community through the University of Pennsylvania's Ortner Center's Fellowship From Cell to Home and her time interning at the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia. She is currently living and working at a law firm in San Francisco, and hopes to attend law school and further her career in the legal field to work on behalf of others and the communities that surround her.

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