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Purgatory to Paradise in 5 Days
Sun, Sep 20, 2015
Watch the amazing journey of one man as he is released from prison, goes to pick out a suit from a generous Men's Wearhouse donation and then reunites with his family and the college he was attending as King 5 TV films.This is all in our special edition newsletter:   Open Read More
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Welcome Michelle Conley, MSW, CDPT, to our team!
Sat, Sep 19, 2015
Michelle Conley, our new Director of Applicant & Student Services has joined the Post-Prison Education Program.   Read more about her in our special edition newsletter:   Click here to see the newsletter!
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Post-Prison Education Program's 10th Anniversary
Sun, Aug 23, 2015
Sunday, August 23rd, was Post-Prison Education Program's 10th Anniversary.  Read our exciting newsletter and the story of how it all began by clicking the link:  Newsletter    If you do not get our newsletters, you can sign up here:  Join Our Newsletter Group

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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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