9 Yards receives 3rd year of funding
July 14, 2015 - 4:36pm

OpenDoors has received a 3rd Innovative Partnership grant from the Governor's Workforce Board for its 9 Yards program.  This funding will allow OpenDoors to serve another 30 individuals in 9 Yards.  Here is the press release:

 

OpenDoors awarded RI Foundation Award
April 12, 2015 - 11:00pm

 OpenDoors was awarded the Initiative for Nonprofite Excellence's Innovation Award by the RI Foundation.  This award is given to one nonprofit a year which demonstrates excellence and innovation.

Mor information is available at the RI Foundation Article on the award ceremony.

9 Yards holds first graduation
April 2, 2015 - 11:08am
OpenDoors Director speaks at symposium on mass incarceration
April 2, 2015 - 10:51am

Director Sol Rodriguez spoke on a panel at the recent "Sounding the Alarm on Mass Incarceration," symopsium at Roger Williams Law School.  Along with OpenDoors board member Luis Estrada, the two spoke about the challenges facing individuals with records.  The event was a full-day discussion, attended by approxiately 350 people, including Providence Mayor Elorza, DOC Director A.T.

OpenDoors hosts Restore the Pell Grant Symposium
September 30, 2014 - 9:14am

For decades, the United States has seen rising prison populations at both the state and federal level. As we face the unsustainable costs of mass incarceration, mandatory minimums, and persistent disparities in arrests and conviction rates under discriminatory policies such as Stop & Frisk, community members and leaders across the nation have sought new answers to persistent issues within our criminal justice system.

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