The Constructing Our Future program is a pathway for current and formerly incarcerated women to be re-integrated into society with the basic skills to build, repair, and revitalize abandoned homes and neighborhoods. The program is designed to address several main issues: employment and housing insecurity after leaving prison, recidivism, and urban renewal.
With this program, participants who are released from the prison are prepared to be independent, law-abiding citizens who give back to the community, one woman, one house, one neighborhood at a time at a time.
The success of this program is made possible by long-term partnerships between religious and philanthropic organizations, as well as incarcerated and formally incarcerated people who are committed to the mission and values of the program.
Ultimately, our vision is to become a model for other cities nationwide to replicate.