2019 Reentry Workshops

  1. Reentry Roundtable, February 24, 2019: Kimberly Woodson facilitated a roundtable discussion on self care after incarceration. 

  2. Tis the Season: Tax Season, March 31, 2019: Attendees discussed all things finances, including tax preparation, building credit, money management, and home buyer education. Presenters and small group leaders included: Ana Kolosova from the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic, SADO Assistant Defender Sofia Nelson, and volunteers John  Woodson and Karl Henkel.

  3. The Art Workshop: April 28, 2019: The workshop was presented in collaboration with the Prison Creative Arts Project (PCAP). Attendees had the opportunity to create a self-portrait using unique art styles and present their final product to the group. This workshop focused on artistic expression and public speaking.

  4. The Technology Workshop: May 19,2019This was a hands-on technology workshop led by the Detroit School for Digital Technology. Breakout sessions will included information on the latest smart phone apps, basic email and Google Drive functions, using different GPS navigation platforms, and networking on social media.

  5. The Keys to Success Workshop, June 30, 2019The workshop featured a roundtable discussion led by formerly incarcerated individuals Demetrius Knuckles and Corey Bibbs with an open space for dialogue about the meaning of success and how people coming home from prison achieve their own success.

  6. Life Mapping, September 22, 2019: The workshop was led by Recovery Park's Anna Kohn; participants acquired tools to successfully make decisions and set personal and professional goals for the future.

  7. Medicare, Medicaid & Healthcare Workshop, October 27, 2019: The workshop was led by A'Narris Monger and the Church of the Messiah. Participants learned how to pick a healthcare policy that meets their individual needs and discussed barriers to access to healthcare for those coming home from incarceration.

  8. End of Year Celebration, December 8, 2019: The event offered a time to share space with friends and members of the community before the start of the new year.
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