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NEW YORK CONNECTIONS

Pictured left to right: John Bunn and Liska BlodgettOn Monday, December 3, 2018, a landmark meeting took place in New York City. Maria Hayley, founder of The Freadom® Road Foundation, headquartered in Chicago, met with John Bunn, founder of the Brooklyn, New York...

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LOST, then FOUND

An opportunity to visit New York City became the opportunity for The Freadom® Road Foundation's President Maria Hayley to visit the New York Public Library.On Thursday, November 29, 2018, she was happily "lost" in the treasure trove of this world-renowned...

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Pretty in Pink and Smart from the Start!

We recently heard good news from Monique McBride, one of the first moms in our Freadom® Families program - an early literacy initiative in collaborative partnership with Family Support organization Family Focus Englewood (Chicago). Ms. McBride shared with us that she...

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World’s Best Freadom® Mom

The "World's Best Freadom® Mom" Award and gift certificate were recently awarded to Ms. Katrinda Hudson (right) by The Freadom® Road Foundation's Ms. Brenda Dockery (left). Ms. Hudson, a Freadom® Family participant in our collaborative partnership with Family Focus...

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All Roads Lead to College

"Queen Mother" Reverend Helen Sinclair (right) - National Director of Jessie "Ma" Houston Prison Outpost of Rainbow Push Coalition and Director of the Board of The Freadom® Road Foundation - was inducted into the Wendell Phillips Academy High School Hall of Fame on...

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I never had been so truly free in my life

This statement from The Autobiography of Malcolm X expresses what reading meant to him while he was incarcerated in Norfolk Prison. ANNOUNCEMENT This version of our logo will be used to identify and highlight our materials, programs, and services relating to the...

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From Jail to Yale

In this video Charles "Roc" Dutton encourages imprisoned young African American men to put prison behind them and make their lives count by getting connected to their humanity and preparing for the struggles their freedom will entail. In his internet biography, we...

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Kids Need Freadom® “Kids Need Kiwanis!”

Our recent distribution of bountiful baskets of books pictures the first of many enjoyable moments for one of our new families in our Freadom® Families program. In collaborative partnership with family support organization Family Focus Englewood, families - with at...

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Twenty Million Dollar Secret in a Song

A young child once asked Mr. Rogers, "What do you do with the mad that you feel?" Fred Rogers' response to that child - really to all children, of all ages - became a short song. That song gently validates the child's emotion of anger, gives guidance on how to vent...

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Anything is possible?

How did a wrongfully convicted 14 year old go from being scared and hopeless to being free and feeling "Anything is possible"? "By any other name" he traveled The FREADOM® Road! Follow John Bunn's incredible journey in the Resources section of our...

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Poems by Heart

Memorizing great poetry is perennially recommended by educators. This recommendation is especially important for the incarcerated self-made scholar. Chicago's legendary entrepreneurial educator Marva Collins encouraged students "to memorize famous poems of their...

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