Checkmate OpenDoors: Chess Tournament Fundraiser
March 13, 2019 - 1:21pm

First OpenDoors Chess Tournament--Saturday, June 1st

Many of our clients seriously play chess in prison and then continue competing after their release. On June 1st at 10:00 AM, OpenDoors hosted its first chess tournament to highlight our clients who love to play. The event was a huge success, brining together players from all over the state that love the game.

 

New Co-Executive Directors Named (10/2018)
March 13, 2019 - 12:46pm

In January 2018, Sol Rodriguez retired from OpenDoors after serving as the Executive Director for 14 years. Nick Horton and Patrick Westfall, both veterans with a combined 20+ years of experience at the agency, are now serving as the Co-Executive Directors of OpenDoors.

Nick Horton has worked at OpenDoors since 2004, and is very excited to help lead the agency as a new Co-Executive Director. He spent the first ten years at OpenDoors helping lead the agency's criminal justice policy reform work, and then founded the 9 Yards program in 2013.

2nd Chance Night a Success (2/2019)
March 13, 2019 - 12:42pm

On February 22nd, OpenDoors held Second Chance Night at Renaissance Church. The event was a huge success, with over 100 people in attendance. The event addressed the barriers to employment and housing that a criminal record poses, and discussed the agency's programs intended to help clients overcome those barriers.

New College Scholarship Program Launched (3/2019)
March 13, 2019 - 10:44am

OpenDoors will award four qualified, exemplary candidates $1,000 each to cover educational expenses for the 2019-2020 school year. To qualify, the applicant must intend to apply or be currently enrolled in a degree program and have a history of incarceration. Applications can be submitted online using this form, in person, or by mail.

9 Yards receives 3rd year of funding
July 14, 2015 - 5:36pm

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:

 

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