Happy Birthday Paolo Freire!

Happy Birthday Paolo Freire!

The teaching approach we use in the Roots of Success program is inspired by the work of Brazilian educator and activist Paulo Freire. Freire’s pedagogy of literacy education involves not only reading the word, but also reading the world. This involves the development...
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...
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...
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...
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...