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...
You have to change slowly, and with a strong commitment: Outside the Wall

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...
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...
Outside the Wall: My dream has become a reality

Outside the Wall: My biggest accomplishment so far!

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...
New hope for women in an Oregon correctional facility

New hope for women in an Oregon correctional facility

Coffee Creek Women’s Correctional Center in Wilsonville, Oregon is one of 15 prisons located throughout the state of Oregon. For the population of nearly 1700 inside its walls, who spend years, often decades of their lives in incarceration, it can be difficult to find...