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My thoughts as I rode home

My thoughts as I rode home

The following was written by Lori Moseley, Roots of Success instructor and advisory board member. Lori was incarcerated for two and a half years, and was released from Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in Oregon last month. She loves cats and dad jokes. Keep visiting...

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How is transformation measured?

How is transformation measured?

“The stories are in the data.” Since its inception in 2010, Roots of Success has graduated over 25,000 students and trained nearly 2,000 instructors to teach the course. The program has been implemented in 40 states and three countries. The Roots of Success model is...

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The Value of Education

The Value of Education

Written by Alexandra James, Conservation Nursery Program Coordinator, and Bethany Shepler, Green Track Program Coordinator. Originally written for and posted by SPP.  Photos by Alexandra James Education is a core component of our mission. Our aim is to provide diverse...

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Welcoming New Roots Instructors!

Welcoming New Roots Instructors!

This post was written by Shohei Morita for Sustainable Prisons Project and originally appeared on their blog.   Note: please be aware that at least one individual featured in this story and images has victims who are concerned about re-victimization; any sharing...

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Sticking with Success

Sticking with Success

Text by Joslyn Rose Trivett, SPP Education and Outreach Manager originally written for an by SPP Photos by Joslyn Rose Trivett and Bethany Shepler Note: please be aware that three individuals featured in this story have victims who are concerned about...

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First Graduates in 4 Years!

First Graduates in 4 Years!

By Bethany Shepler, SPP Green Track Program Coordinator. Originally written for and posted on SPP.  We’re so excited to announce that Mission Creek Corrections Center for Women (MCCCW) just graduated their first Roots of Success (Roots) course since 2015! Five...

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