I Owe My Career Success to Televerde’s Prison Work Program

One of our amazing Televerde graduates, Lorena Fortuna, writes about her experience in a recent blog. Lorena explains the lasting impact that the Televerde program has had on her life and career, and why she chooses to give back by mentoring other women and staying involved with the Televerde Foundation. Click here to read blog

I Voted Today

I voted today! Perhaps that doesn’t seem significant to you, but for me, it was incredibly significant! This is the first time I was able to exercise my constitutional right since Ross Perot was running for President. Some of you may be wondering why? Well, it was not for lack of desire! Unfortunately, incarceration doesn’t …

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U.S Dept of Labor Grant

Hello friends and colleagues! Like many of us, I have had the “news blues” recently in this chaotic world of opinions about women’s rights, inflation, and politics! Today I’d like to share some good news that restores my faith in our government. Televerde Foundation was just awarded a grant to expand our work with women in …

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Grow With Google

Televerde Foundation Joins Google Program to Offer Digital Skills Training for People Impacted by Incarceration In June, Google announced an initiative to help people impacted by incarceration gain digital skills through strategic partnerships and programming Phoenix, AZ — Today, Televerde Foundation announced it’s working with Google to provide digital skills programs to advance economic opportunity for people impacted …

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Danna Tongate: What 15 years in prison taught me

My extraordinary colleague Danna Tongate is taking on a new role as Demand Gen Manager and getting ready to turn over the page on a new chapter in both her personal and professional life. After reflecting on her journey so far, Danna came up with three important lessons she’s learned about succeeding in business which …

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Danna Tongate FOX 10 Interview

Flew into AZ last night to accompany Danna Tongate today on a #media tour. She stopped by FOX10 Phoenix and ABC15 Arizona and courageously shared her story to show the transformative power of a second chance and discuss how a strong, holistic prison-run program can benefit the incarcerated community. We cannot wait to bring you both interviews. Until then, a few photos. #inclusion #diversity #secondchancehiring #workforcedevelopment Televerde Michelle …

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Responsible Business Initiative for Justice

As the economy continues to recover, employers are struggling to find enough workers to meet growing demands. Removing barriers for formerly incarcerated people is a “win win.” Meaningful commitments to #diversity,  #equity  and #inclusion are existential, creating opportunities for returning citizens can provide a critical source of talent diversity. Televerde and Televerde Foundation are proud to be members of …

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As we take steps to make the real world a more inclusive and equitable place, we must continue to include more people in the digital world as well. Because if we are serious about inclusivity in the U.S., that means including everyone, everywhere. – Michelle #Televerde #nonprofit #secondchances

PATHS Graduation

Congratulations to our fall Career PATHS graduation class! We are so proud of you – your future looks bright. #thankyou to Salad and Go for preparing a lovely celebration lunch for our ceremony. #secondchances #communityimpact