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Location: San Francisco
WritersCorps offers youth opportunities to write, publish, and perform. We work in partnership with sites throughout San Francisco during the academic year, programming both in-school and after-school workshops. Our sites include public schools, libraries, community-based organizations, and programs for incarcerated youth. Our model is long-term and in-depth. WritersCorps teaching artists serve 3 years, are part of a group that meets often, receive extensive professional development training, and are paid a summer stipend for writing projects.
Location: Norfolk, Virginia
The Messages Project is looking for volunteers to assist in filming personalized messages from incarcerated parents, which are then sent home to their children. This is a great opportunity for college students (especially those studying film production, criminal justice, or social work).
Location: New York City
Voices UnBroken is seeking part-time (4-8hrs p/wk) facilitators for bi-weekly poetry workshops with young people in restrictive residential settings, including group homes and juvenile detention centers.
Storycatchers Theatre is seeking an accomplished musical theatre playwright and director with significant experience in developing and running youth development theater programs for urban youth. The position will be filled no later than March 1, 2013. Storycatchers Theatre has engaged Millennia Consulting as its search consultant.
The Think Outside the Cell Foundation is working to end the stigma of incarceration and—through personal development, storytelling and other creative approaches—help the incarcerated, the formerly incarcerated and their families to create their own opportunities.
Truth Be Told is a 501(c)(3) non-profit service organization providing transformational tools for women behind and beyond bars.
Location: New York
The Harlem Justice Corps, part of the New York City Justice Corps, initiative is an intensive career development and service program for justice-involved young men and women, ages 18-24, who are seeking employment, education services and meaningful opportunities to serve their community.
They are currently seeking Corps members. For information on how to refer an eligible young adult, host a community benefit service project, provide an internship opportunity, or employ a Corps Member, please contact: Tai Merey Alex, Project Manager, Harlem Justice Corps email@example.com (347) 709-6127
Location: New York
ReCONNECT! a leadership training program for formerly incarcerated women returning home from prison or jail is now accepting applicants for their Fall and Spring Cycles. To participate in ReConnect, you must: be a woman recently returning home, want to be a leader and work with others, and be able to attend classes once a week for 12 to 14 weeks.
Pongo volunteers are well trained, and they work in teams under an experienced leader. We have two sites currently, inside juvenile detention and inside the state psychiatric hospital for children.
Positions at AS220
Location: Rhode Island
AS220 Youth is the teen outreach program of AS220. We focus on serving youth in the care and custody of the state of Rhode Island, helping them transition into a life full of choices through art and career development opportunities. AS220 Youth believes in the power of art and the creative process to have a positive impact on the lives of young people.
Locations: California, DC, and New Mexico
The Beat Within’s mission is to provide incarcerated youth with consistent opportunity to share their ideas and life experiences in a safe space that encourages literacy, self-expression, some critical thinking skills, and healthy, supportive relationships with adults and their community.
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
We constantly need help filling prisoner book requests. The work is very fulfilling: read a letter from a prisoner, find some books in our library and package them for mailing.
The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program unites artists and communities through a collaborative process, rooted in the traditions of mural-making, to create art that transforms public spaces and individual lives.