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Roots of Success Graduation at Stafford Creek Corrections Center

Roots of Success Graduation at Stafford Creek Corrections Center

Last month, Stafford Creek Corrections Center in Aberdeen, Washington celebrated their 3rd Roots of Success graduation! It was a happy occasion at Stafford Creek Corrections Center (SCCC), celebrating the thirty-five graduates who had completed the Roots of Success course. Roots of Success for Prisons & Jails is the go-to curriculum for correctional institutions working to achieve sustainability goals, conserve … Continue reading

Roots of Success Increasing Job Skills and Environmental Literacy in Washington Prisons

Roots of Success Increasing Job Skills and Environmental Literacy in Washington Prisons

The Walla Walla Union-Bulletin — a daily newspaper serving the Walla Walla Valley area of Washington state — recently published two in-depth articles praising the impact of Roots of Success on the Washington State Department of Corrections, and profiling their emerging sustainability programs. Earlier this year, 21 inmates and staff from Department of Corrections facilities across Washington state were trained … Continue reading

WA Inmate Reflects on Experience Teaching Roots of Success for First Time

WA Inmate Reflects on Experience Teaching Roots of Success for First Time

In the article linked below Michael, a Washington State Penitentiary inmate, reflects on his experience as a newly trained Roots of Success Instructor: http://sustainabilityinprisons.org/blog/2013/05/01/root-view-my-experience-as-a-new-roots-of-success-instructor/ Roots of Success “lights a path toward hope” Michael explains “it paints a picture of a conflict that, for once, is not only winnable, but will have no losers at all.” 21 inmates and … Continue reading

Mission High School Students to Earn College Credits for Taking Roots of Success

Mission High School Students to Earn College Credits for Taking Roots of Success

Earlier this week, eight teachers from  Mission High School were certified to teach Roots of Success during a training near their campus in San Francisco, CA. The newly trained instructors will begin offering Roots of Success to students at Mission High later this month, and we are thrilled to announce that we have succeeded in creating a university-credit-bearing course for those … Continue reading

Roots of Success Executive Director Presents Workshop at CWA’s Annual Youth Employment Conference

Roots of Success Executive Director Presents Workshop at CWA’s Annual Youth Employment Conference

Roots of Success Founder and Executive Director Dr. Raquel Pinderhughes returned today from a three-day trip to Southern California, where she attended the California Workforce Association’s annual Youth Conference and led a workshop on “The Missing Link in Connecting Youth with Green Jobs”. The conference, which wrapped up Thursday afternoon with a rousing address by Larry Robbin … Continue reading