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Mission & Values

“I’m always surprised to see what women will do when they are empowered to do it and have the words to make it happen.” – Ta

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Mission & Values

Our mission is to provide a rigorous college program to incarcerated women in Washington and create pathways to higher education after women are released from prison.

We envision a world in which people in prison can realize their academic promise through access to meaningful, sustained, high quality educational opportunities, and where a culture of punishment is replaced by a culture of human dignity.

We Believe that Education

 Reduces Recidivism

 Prepares People to Lead Thoughtful and Productive Lives Inside and Outside Prison

 Teaches Skills Needed to Obtain Meaningful Employment and Economic Stability Post-Release

 Prepares Women in Prison to Become Providers, Leaders, and Examples for Their Families and Communities