Prison to Prosperity
Second Chances Start on Day One
More than 400 people have been certified as full-stack software developers and placed in gainful employment through the Persevere Program. As a result, our graduates, partners, stakeholders, and communities benefit from reduced recidivism and meaningful work by skilled professionals. See how you can get involved today!
Persevere’s Tennessee Technology Workforce Alliance (Tech Alliance) is one of 32 applicants selected out of 509 applicants nationwide to receive the Economic Development Administration’s Good Jobs Challenge grant!
REAL HOPE | VALUABLE SKILLS | MEANINGFUL OPPORTUNITY
We empower people to change their lives, their families, and their communities through technology education, life skills development, employment, and wraparound services.
Hope is an essential component of any struggle to change lives. People need hope to live, but hope alone is not enough; it needs to be based in reality and more than an intangible belief. The Persevere Program is designed to use evidence-based practices, tangible and individualized support, and is based on successful outcomes.
We disrupt the cycle of criminality and poverty by stepping into the revolving door of the prison system, removing barriers to reentry and employment, and delivering comprehensive programming and personalized case – management to our students.
Everything we do is to empower our students to do more, to have more, and to be more than they thought possible. Anyone can succeed if only they have access to higher education, employment, housing, networking, and other critical opportunities.
Watch staff, students, partners, and our CEO explain the why and how of Persevere’s mission to reduce recidivism and transform lives (6 minutes)
DISRUPTING INCARCERATION AT EVERY LEVEL
Thanks to partnerships and comprehensive programming, Persevere provides support and hope to those most at risk of incarceration and recidivism. Our programs take place in prisons, offices, communities, homes, and organizations across the country.
Persevere in Prisons
Our training program disrupts the revolving door of incarceration by teaching men and women the technical and life skills to be successful upon release. Once free, they stay that way!
Persevere in the Workforce
Persevere disrupts the oppressive cycle of poverty and criminality by creating employment opportunities for at-risk youth, current or previously justice-involved individuals, and BIPOC populations.
Persevere in Our Communities
Persevere and our partners connect adults and children with support services and vital resources in their area to strengthen families, who in turn strengthen their communities.
Make a Difference
If your want to help, we will find a place for you. That’s our motto. We strive to match volunteers with roles best suited to their talents, personalities, skills, and schedules. Find your place here, today.
Please Consider Donating
Your donation today helps to pay for life-changing services and resources for Persevere participants, and may include: rent, food, personal hygiene items, electronic equipment, clothes, etc.
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