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Meet the Team: Kathleen

Meet the Team: Kathleen

Our impact at Roots of Success depends on the work, dedication, energy, love, and passion of our team, especially our volunteers. This week we are spotlighting Kathleen, one of our Roots of Success en Español team members. Read more to learn about Kathleen and her...

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Meet the Team: Florencia

Meet the Team: Florencia

Our impact at Roots of Success depends on the work, dedication, energy, love, and passion of our team, especially our volunteers. This week we are spotlighting Florencia, one of our Roots of Success en Español team members. Read more to learn about Florencia and her...

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Earth Day 2021: Taylor Lake Cleanup

Earth Day 2021: Taylor Lake Cleanup

The following is written by Jaime Armour, who graduated from Roots of Success at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility. Jaime was able to return to her community in The Dalles, Oregon in 2019. In these blog posts, she will be providing us with updates about how she’s...

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Outside the Wall: Enjoying the View

Outside the Wall: Enjoying the View

The following was written by Grady Mitchell. Grady is a Roots of Success instructor, master trainer, and Advisory Board member, and recently joined us as Corrections and Reentry Outreach Coordinator. Grady was incarcerated in Washington state prisons for 37 years and...

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Partner Spotlight: Growing Home

Partner Spotlight: Growing Home

On April 1st, we had the great pleasure of training three new instructors from Growing Home. Growing Home is Chicago’s leading expert in farm-based training for people with employment barriers. The program, based in the Englewood community, has been around since 2002...

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