Programs & Services

How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book.

Henry David Thoreau

CEV (Children Exposed to Violence)

In partnership with the Office of Violence Prevention and Behavioral Health in the Chicago Department of Public Health, we are promoting awareness of this threat to children.

Little Learning Lotto

In partnership with Jessie “Ma” Houston Prison Outpost of Rainbow Push Coalition, a child of an incarcerated parent receives a monthly home visit, a new book of his choice, prizes and reading materials for his family.

Returning Citizens Reentry

Reading resource support for recently released prison detainees who are on probation or parole.

Freadom® Families

In partnership with family support organization Family Focus in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood, families with children ages 0-3 receive new books, current magazines, resource materials, book character dolls, book cases, get connected to libraries, visit bookstores and are encouraged to create home libraries.

Melior Justicia/True Justice

In partnership with a faculty member at Erikson Institute – a graduate school in child development – we are creating a comprehensive research document and toolkit on preventing child abuse – one of the major roots of violence.

Alma Mater Books

Curated collection of books for the incarcerated.