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Suit Drive June 21st
Tue, Jun 9, 2015
Men's Wearhouse is having its annual suit drive.  Click on the logo to clean out your closet and help those in need.  After the drive, Men's Wearhouse with give some of the suits to Post-Prison Education Program. 
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Give Big May 5 2015
Tue, May 5, 2015
Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, May 5th as we join with hundreds of other  non-profit charitable organizations for this day of giving.  This will be the fifth year the Post-Prison Education Program has had the privilege of participating in The Seattle Foundation's annual giveBIG campaign. This year we are hoping to Read More

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Both Feet At Once
Fri, Dec 5, 2014
Nearly each day in December, I feel blindsided as I "rediscover" that the end of year has arrived.  My mind co-opts words from a well-known poem:  "When, what to my wondering eyes should appear, but the month of December and the end of the Year..." 
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giveBIG 2014
Sat, May 3, 2014
The annual giveBIG event from The Seattle Foundation starts at 12:01 AM on May 6th, 2014.  All donations made to the Post-Prison Education Program during that time will matched.  Click the related link for more info about giveBIG.

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Dolphy Jordan and Ari Kohn from PPEP on KBCS 91.3 FM "Voices of Diversity: Prison Life"
Wed, Aug 3, 2011
Consider this question: what is our prison system for punishment or rehabilitation? Retribution or justice? Recently, prisoner treatment and needs gained national attention with a three week hunger strike that began at California’s Pelican Bay State prison near the Oregon border. The strike is over but debate continues over how Read More
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Interview with Ari Kohn: On the Politics and Realities of Helping Former Prisoners Escape the Past
Thu, May 26, 2011
Ari Kohn compares the difficulty of getting into the program he runs with that of gaining entrance to an elite university – over the last five years, he’s been able to accept less than 25 percent of the hundreds of applications he’s received.
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Post-Prison Education Program helps some get another chance
Thu, Jul 16, 2009
PPED helps people who want another chance in life by moving any obstacle that gets in the way of further education. That could mean paying tuition, helping with rent, running interference with various bureaucracies, even tutoring. Kohn and the two young women who work with him do whatever the students Read More
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Change Agent: Ari Kohn
Wed, Nov 12, 2008
Even as the United States leads the world in both the number and percentage of its citizens in detention, it offers scant help to those who, after serving their time, need to repurpose their lives. About 8,400 people are released each year from Washington state’s correctional institutions; most just get Read More
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