IPMFW 40th Anniversary Brochure

ipmforwomen

OCTOBER 25 – 29, 2020

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Sponsors

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS

Marci White and Darrell Ruffin

Sandra L. Johnson

PRODUCERS

Lora J. Chilton

Cedric and Dr. Doris Bullock

Jennifer and Jocelyn Jackson

Dr. F. Perna Carter

Ron and Susan Aycock

Amy and Nick Otto

Tykar Business Group, LLC

CO-PRODUCERS

DIRECTOR

Mark and Becky Brown

EDITOR

Dr. Dianne Boardley Suber and Sadie J. Carter, The Silvermane Group, LLC

MaryBurr Edwards, Fonville Morisey

Drs. Quincy and Constance Scott

Mia Tenine Davis

Rev. Bernadine Anthony

Andrew Bridge

E and G Cleaning

Dr. Angie Arrington, Evolve Consulting, LLC Kathryn Johnson

Tosha Braswell Gray

Staci Barfield

Monique Robinson-Poole

Dr. Alice Noell

Pamela Wilks

Monica Sanders

Patricia Crisp

DESIGNER

Charles Gary

Rev. Brian Floyd and

Maurice and Diane Smith

Stephanie Gootnick

Carolyn Scott

Ann Holder

Ted and Moffett Chum

Jan Powell

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Dear Friends:

When the Presbyterian Women called up Chaplain Winona Jones duCille in

1980, not much was known about women in the realm of criminal justice. In

that context, the creation of the program that grew to become Interfaith

Prison Ministry for Women (IPMW) could be considered to have been

cutting-edge.

It is through the tireless efforts of forward-thinking individuals who breathed life into the seed of an

idea – that incarcerated women might benefit from having a female Chaplain – that we are here today.

This is indeed is A Cause for Celebration!

IPMW has gone through several life cycles – and names – over these past four decades. How we carry

out our work may have shifted as our base has broadened, yet our recent Oral History project has

revealed a refreshing consistency to our work during this time. I have been heartened to learn that

there are some recurring themes that have lingered in the hearts and minds of organizational leaders

both past and present, that we are bringing to life through recent endeavors like our new women’s

reentry project.

Throughout these many years, we have remained true to our core mission to equip women with the

tools and support they need to heal, grow and thrive both in prison and in the communities to which

they return. And, we still take seriously the need to build bridges of hope for women in prison before

and after release, reducing barriers to reentry by educating the general public about issues of incarceration

and creating platforms from which women can claim their humanity by telling their own

stories in unique and creative ways.

Despite gains made these past 40 years, over the past decade, women have been the fastest growing

segment of the prison population. With your faith and support, IPMW will be here as long as women

ask us to walk alongside them through and beyond their carceral journeys. And, particularly during

challenging times like the these, we will continue to lift up the truth that there is much we can learn

from incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women about resiliency and how to come out on the

other side of forced confinement even stronger and better than before.

We are honored to still be nurturing the flame that was lit over 40 years ago. Thank you for joining us

for this very special milestone. Now, please sit back, relax and enjoy…

Peace and many blessings,

Jennifer C. Jackson

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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A Cause for Celebration Episodes

EPISODE 1

Sunday, October 25th, 7PM

HERStory

MC: Deborah Holt Noel, UNC-TV

Sponsors: Cedric and Dr. Doris Braswell Bullock, Carolina Secure Storage

Trip down memory lane with us as we trace our rich history. From the hiring of the first female chaplain in

the state of North Carolina in 1980, to showcasing the varied talents and contributions of our Executive

Directors and Chaplains over the years, learn how everything has always centered around the women.

Featuring A Cause for Celebration Event Co-Chair and IPMW Board Members Bernadine Anthony and

Dr. Doris Braswell Bullock, Oral Historian Cathia Friou, and Executive Director Jennifer C. Jackson, this

evening will feature highlights and milestones from IPMW's 40 years, and showcase how they have intersected

with carceral trends in the broader society.

EPISODE 2

Monday, October 26th, 7PM

A Taste of Prison

MC: Valonda Calloway, TV Host

Sponsors: East Pointe Transport, Dr. F. Perna Carter

Calling all Cooking Channel junkies for an interactive, cooking-show-style event in which you will catch a

glimpse of how birthdays are celebrated in prison. Led by IPMW’s Chaplain Jobe, IPMW Board member

Jean Suber, Erin Kinlock, Jennifer Green-Lee, Cassandra Payne, and Jessica Trevena, this night will

feature songs, poetry, and story-telling as we all learn to make “prison lasagna” and the “state cakes” that

women make for each other’s birthdays while doing time. As with all birthdays in prison, this will be an

evening in which grief and joy sit side by side, learning from incarcerated women how to honor both the

losses that are multiplied by prisons and the creative resilience that abounds in those who are locked up.

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EPISODE 3

Tuesday, October 27th, 7PM

Speaking Up, Singing Out

MC: Frank Stasio, WUNC The State of Things, Host

Sponsors: Ron and Susan Aycock, Jennifer and Jocelyn Jackson

Join us in the healing power of song. In 2016, a group of songwriters came together while in prison. They

have made a name for themselves sharing the powerful and moving music they wrote about love and loss,

grief and resiliency while incarcerated, both around the Triangle and through two Conviction Concerts

sponsored by IPMW in 2017 and 2018. Since that time, three additional members have been released

from the prison and added to the group. This evening will feature Susannah Long, Regina Bridges, Luverta

Gilchrist, Rebecca Johnson and Loyane Propst as they lead us through the creative process, showing how

they respond to the fear and struggle of life in the pandemic with poetry, music, and hope for the future.

EPISODE 4

Wednesday, October 28th, 7PM

MC: David Crabtree, WRAL Anchor/Reporter

Sponsors: Lora J. Chilton, Amy and Nick Otto

Help us to write the next chapter of IPMW’s history. This evening will include friends whose post-prison

journeys have just begun, Executive Director Jennifer C. Jackson and partners as they talk about the joys

and challenges of reentry and share their vision for a new women’s reentry project that was launched in

July of 2020, thanks to a generous investment by the Anonymous Trust. In development since 2018 and

informed by partners, stakeholders and other members of the community, this new initiative builds upon

40 years of chaplaincy programs and services and 20 years of transition education to offer a safe and

stable base from which women can prepare for and navigate new and healthier lives after incarceration.

EPISODE 5

Heal. Grow. Thrive.

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MCs: Debra Morgan & Ken Smith,

Thursday, October 29th, 7PM

WRAL Anchor/Reporter

Sponsors: Marci White and Darrell Ruffin, Sandra L. Johnson

The work of prison chaplaincy, transition and reentry is a collaborative effort. It is only through the

support of the community that we have reached this momentous 40th anniversary occasion. Many hands

and hearts have contributed to four decades of work with women. This final evening of our celebration

will feature the inaugural Hope Awards, honoring three area leaders whose tireless work has made the

way smoother for justice-involved women. We also will honor the contributions of First Presbyterian

Church of Raleigh on the life of this organization. IPMW Board President Marci White and Executive

Director Jennifer C. Jackson will present the Angel of Hope, Beacon of Hope and Champion of Hope

awards to these inspirational women.

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List of Participants

BY EPISODES

Each episode was a work of Love and Dedication for IPMW and the 40th

Anniversary Event Committee would like to THANK each participant for

their contribution to making the 40th Anniversary a success!

Episode Participants

EPISODE 1

Rev. Bernadine Anthony, IPMW Board Member

Dr. Doris Braswell Bullock, IPMW Board Member

Cathia Friou

Jennifer C. Jackson

Deborah Holt Noel

EPISODE 2

Jean Suber, IPMW Board Member

Erin Kinlock

Jennifer Green-Lee

Cassandra Payne

Jessica Trevena

Valonda Calloway

EPISODE 3

Susannah Long

Regina Bridges

Luverta Gilchrist

Rebecca Johnson

Loyane Propst

Frank Stasio

EPISODE 4

Rita Marie Blosser

Patricia Johnson

Orgal Opata

David Crabtree

EPISODE 5

Marci White

Kimberly Breeden

Soteria

Jessica Holmes

Dr. Alice Noell

Jennifer C. Jackson

Debra Morgan

Ken Smith

Dr. Ed McLeod

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Keynote Speaker

DR. DORIS BRASWELL BULLOCK

Dr. Doris Jean Braswell Bullock was born in the age of baby boomers in eastern

North Carolina to parents who did not complete high school– a mother with tenth

grade and father with eighth grade education. She is the youngest girl of five

siblings. Though her parents did not complete high school, they knew the value of

education and had a vested interest in their children’s education.

In 1981 at the age of 17, Doris became a high

school dropout and began her journey of incarceration

due to a bad decision. Doris gave birth and

out of fear, did not tell her parents.

As a result of this bad decision, her newborn son

died. Her father found out what had occurred, and

rightfully so, he immediately reported the incident

to the police. Doris was charged with second

degree murder and was told to plead guilty. Due to

the lack of knowledge regarding the criminal

justice system and no financial resources or

support, she pled guilty. As a result of her guilty

plea, she was sentenced to life in prison with the

“possibility” of parole after serving 20 years. In

1988, she was transferred to the minimum custody

unit, where she earned the opportunity to work

in the community. She was assigned to work at

Shaw University, Raleigh, NC. After serving 10 ½

years, the parole board reviewed her case and

made the decision to release her.

Doris was determined to turn adversity to victory.

She is a first-generation college graduate. She

earned her GED from Wake Technical Community

College and the associate and bachelor’s degree

from Shaw. It was at Shaw University that she

furthered her education, earned gainful employment,

met mentors and made lifelong friends and

family. She later earned the Master of Business

Administration/management degree from Strayer

University. In May 2020, Doris graduated with

the Doctor of Education degree in higher education

leadership from High Point University after

an intense four-year journey. Her dissertation

research is “Incarceration and the Impact of Educational

Rehabilitation on Recidivism.”

Doris is a higher education administrator with

more than 20 years of leadership experience. She

began her career in higher education at her alma

mater, Shaw University. Doris also served in several

leadership capacities at Saint Augustine’s

College/University, Raleigh, NC for 14 years of her

higher education career.

Doris is the recipient of many awards: 2020 Superior

Service/Student Success Award from Shaw

University; 2019 “Services to Youth” Emerald

Award sponsored by the Raleigh (NC) Chapter of

the Links, Inc.; 2019 “Unsung Shero” sponsored by

A Woman’s Work Women’s Empowerment Conference

and many more. She is a life member of the

Capital City Sertoma Club where she served as the

first female club president in 2005-2006 in the

history of the organization.

Doris was released in August 1991. She is reminded

daily of the adages… “It is not where you have

been, but rather where you are going” and… “It is not

how you start, but how you finish that counts.” Her

favorite saying is…“it is not about the experience,

but what you do with the experience to help others

that matters most.” The experiences gained as a

result of her incarceration are seen as blessings in

her eyes. Her home is in Raleigh with her husband

Cedric of 18 years and she recently relocated to

Jacksonville, FL where she serves as the Associate

Vice President for Student Retention at Edward

Waters College. Doris quotes “I can do all things

through Christ who strengthens me.” ~Philippians

4:13.

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A Cause for Celebration

Awardees

ANGEL

OF HOPE

ANONYMOUS TRUST AND

Kimberly Breeden

Kimberly Breeden built a career on working for some of the best non-profit brands in the business. In

1990, she embarked on a career with Boys and Girls Clubs and went on to become an Executive Director

for The Boys and Girls Clubs of Greensboro, NC, where she continued to promote leadership and mentoring.

During her years with Boys and Girls Clubs she received numerous awards for programs designed for

children ages 6-18 and for staff leadership development.

Breeden continued to fulfill her passion working with at-risk children through her role as Executive

Director for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Durham and Orange Counties. The Agency was serving 38

children when she started. In 2005, two Big Brothers Big Sister organizations merged to form Big Brothers

Big Sisters of the Triangle and named Breeden as the CEO. While there, Breeden was instrumental in

starting the Mentoring Children of Prisoners MCOP program and led the North Carolina collaborative

that secured federal funding for it. Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle won numerous awards under

Breeden’s leadership and in 2008, Breeden was named CEO of the Year for Big Brothers Big Sisters of

America. At the time of her departure in 2017, the organization had served over 12,000 children.

In 2017, Breeden accepted a role working for the Anonymous Trust and has the honor of awarding grants

to nonprofits in Eastern, NC, as well as serving as a mentor, coach and advocate for nonprofits. In 2018,

she formed the Anonymous Trust’s Women’s Reentry Task Force to build a model to support women.

After over a year of research and site visits with a variety of stakeholders, Interfaith Prison Ministry for

Women was chosen to implement the model. Breeden hopes that this program will be life changing for

women reentering society after prison and looks forward to a long and rewarding relationship with

IPMW.

In Breeden’s free time she loves bowling, gardening, reading and spending time with family and friends.

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A Cause for Celebration

Awardees

Anonymous Trust

WHO WE ARE?

Anonymous Trust was founded in 2010 at which time general awards and grants began. Education has

always been important to the Founder and Trustees, as well as seeking opportunities to empower women

and help them achieve success in life not only for themselves, but also for their children. In 2011 a scholarship

program was established with the first scholarships given that year. To this day, scholarships,

teacher fellowships and funding for innovative and sustainable educational opportunities is at the heart

of what the Trust seeks to fund.

As the name suggests, anonymity was important to the founder, who lived a humble life focused on giving

to others rather than self. Honoring that legacy continues today. Since its inception, the Anonymous

Trust has endeavored to support organizations whose mission is to lift individuals and communities and

provide access where access is often hard to find. Today, its primary focus is to provide opportunities and

support to rural and underserved communities in eastern North Carolina across the areas of Education,

Health and Human Services, the Arts, the Environment and Community Development.

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Awardees

BEACON

OF HOPE

Dr. Alice Noell

WAKE TECHNICAL COLLEGE &

JOBSTART INSTRUCTOR

Alice Noell’s professional career has encompassed 30 years of work in the areas of mental health, substance

abuse and developmental disabilities within both the public and private sectors. She has worked

extensively with justice-involved women for the past 20 years through Wake Technical Community

College as adjunct faculty. Dr. Noell developed and teaches a curriculum assisting incarcerated women

participating in the JobStart reentry program.

Dr. Noell has a Master of Social Work from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Michigan, a Master of

Religion from Shaw University in Raleigh, N.C., and a Doctor of Ministry from Drew Theological Seminary

in Madison, N.J.

She has taught Social Work and Religion at both the university and community college level, operated a

nonprofit transitional house for justice-involved women, and worked in private, public and institutional

settings helping various populations during her career as a practitioner and manager.

Dr. Noell is an ordained minister and pastor as well. She believes her LCSW certification, ordained ministry

and life experiences prove vital to her work and success with women from all backgrounds. Her ambition

is to empower women to know and operate from a sacred nature found within all of us. She has traveled

extensively in many parts of Africa and other locations working with women in poor villages. She is

the author of Sacred Identity and currently lives in Apex, N.C.

She is the author of Sacred Identity.

PayPal.me/sacredidentity to purchase book

amazon.com in book or digital format

919-649-3872

alice.noell333@yahoo.com

anoell@waketech.edu

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Awardees

CHAMPION

OF HOPE

Jessica Holmes

WAKE COUNTY BOARD

OF COMMISSIONERS

DISTRICT 3

Wake County Board of Commissioner Jessica Holmes received her Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor

from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

School of Law. She is a labor and employment attorney licensed to practice law in North Carolina and New

York. She worked as an education law attorney for the North Carolina Association of Educators for six

years, and she currently teaches “The Legal Aspects of Social Work” at the NC State University Department

of Social Work in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

As a first-generation college student, her top priority is addressing the cycle of poverty by ensuring

access to a quality education for all students. In November 2014, she became the youngest commissioner

ever elected in Wake County’s history. In 2017 and 2018, her colleagues unanimously elected her as

chair.

In 2016, Holmes led the charge for the Board of Commissioners to adopt the Fair Chance Hiring Ordinance,

which implemented several changes to Wake County’s hiring process to ensure fairness for applicants

who have been convicted of a crime in the past. That included removing the box from Wake County’s

job application form that asked applicants to disclosure past convictions.

Commissioner Holmes has a passion for education advocacy and a strong sense of community. She enjoys

serving as immediate past chair of the North Carolina Foundation for Public School Children and on the

board of directors of InterAct of Wake County, Wake County SmartStart and A Helping Hand, Inc. She is

a member of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice and North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys.

Most recently, Holmes had a vision to address affordability in Wake County and worked to create and

lead Wake County’s first Affordable Housing Committee, which resulted in a new annual allocation of

$15 million toward affordable housing.

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Master of Ceremonies

IN ORDER BY EPISODES

OCTOBER 25TH

Deborah Holt Noel

Deborah Holt Noel is a senior producer and on-air talent at North

Carolina’s statewide PBS network UNC-TV. She’s the host and contributing

producer of the network’s weekly travel and leisure

program North Carolina Weekend, and producer/host of the long-running

public affairs series Black Issues Forum.

Deborah attended Howard University in Washington, DC for two

years before completing her baccalaureate studies at Saint Augustine’s

University in Raleigh. During her studies at St. Augustine’s, she

interned at the college radio station WAUG AM 750 and graduated

with a degree in Radio Broadcasting. She went on to work in corporate

television production at a corporation in Raleigh, then attended the University of Maryland at

College Park where she earned her Master of Arts degree in television production.

Deborah also sits on the Board of Wake Enterprises, NC Local News Workshop Advisory Board, the

North Carolina Zoo Council, the Justus-Warren Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Task Force, and

the Executive group for the North Carolina Association of Black Journalists - Raleigh Durham, and

she is a Girl Scouts volunteer.

OCTOBER 26TH

Valonda Calloway

Valonda Calloway is a native of Richlands, in eastern North Carolina.

She graduated cum laude from Winston-Salem State University. She

began her career in media as a writer and reporter at the Voice of

America radio in Washington, D.C. Valonda returned to North Carolina

as a news reporter and anchor for WNCT-TV in Greenville. In

Raleigh, Valonda was an anchor and reporter for WRAL-TV. When

WNCN launched the lifestyle show My Carolina Today, creators

called on Valonda to host. She interviewed and danced with The

Rockettes and Cirque Du Soleil and interviewed many stars including

Marlon Wayans, Jayne Seymour and Anthony Anderson.

A dancer and cheerleader since her early years, Valonda cheered in college and in the NFL for the

Washington Football Team. Whether serving on the PTA, mentoring girls, or giving her time at a local

food pantry, Valonda embraces the verse, “to whom much is given, much is required.” That philosophy

led Valonda to Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., which she joined in 1993. In 2013, Winston-Salem

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University named Valonda a 40 under 40 award winner and in 2015 she was inducted into the university's

C E Gaines Hall of Fame.

Currently, Valonda is a spokesperson for University Ford in Durham, a freelance TV host for Fox 50,

and a game show host for the North Carolina Lottery. You might also catch Valonda on TV or the web

acting in commercials and corporate videos. Valonda is a media trainer at Walk West and a dance

teacher at North Carolina Dance Institute in Raleigh. She is a proud wife to Randal and mother to Lilyn.

OCTOBER 27TH

Frank Stasio

Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent

host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank

has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio

career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show

anchor and the station's News Director.

From there he went to National Public Radio, where he rose from

associate producer to newscaster for All Things Considered. He left

that job in 1990 to help start an alternative school in Washington,

DC. Frank returned to NPR as a freelance news anchor, guest host of

Talk of The Nation and other national programs, and host of special news coverage.

He also presents audio theater workshops for children and teachers and conducts radio journalism

workshops for broadcasters in former Soviet-bloc countries. He lives in Durham.

OCTOBER 28TH

David Crabtree

WRAL Anchor/Reporter

David Crabtree has been an anchor/reporter since 1982 to the present.

He has worked in Washington, NC; Denver, CO; and in Raleigh,

NC. He has won many awards and recognitions - the DuPont Award,

13 Emmys, Radio Television News Directors Association Reporter of

the Year (1998, 1999, 2000, 2001), Gabriel Award, 2014 North Carolina

Association of Broadcasters Anchor of the Year, 2014 Radio

Television Digital Association of the Carolinas 2014 Anchor of the

Year, and many more.

David is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Science degree, master's

degree in Theology with coursework at Oxford University, Oxford, England; working on a master's in

Divinity at Duke University. His philosophy is to serve the community, to educate, enlighten and

empower. Our focus must be to strive for fairness, accuracy and compassion.

He enjoys tennis, sailing, theater, reading and walking. He has two (2) daughters and one granddaughter

that he adores.

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OCTOBER 29TH

Debra Morgan

For nearly 28 years, Debra Morgan has delivered the news on

WRAL-TV, based in Raleigh, NC. She’s the main anchor of the 5pm,

6pm, and 11pm newscasts. Debra is a ten-time Emmy Award winner,

was named the 2017 NC Association of Broadcasters Anchor of the

Year; 2015 RTDNAC Anchor of the Year; and won the North Carolina

Woman’s Club Women of Achievement Award in journalism.

She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication, graduating

with honors from the University of Miami.

She is very active with a number of community organizations including JDRF, the ALS Association,

American Heart Association, Pretty in Pink, Caring Community Foundation and Methodist Home for

Children.

Some of her most memorable assignments include the Olympics in Rio, the aftermath of the terrorist

attacks in Paris, interviewing President Obama at the White House, being in the eye of Hurricane

Bertha, covering the Carolina Hurricanes throughout their Stanley Cup championship run, and

following Scotty McCreery from top 50 to the eventual winner of American Idol.

Debra is married to her high school sweetheart, Scott. They have a four-legged daughter, a yellow Lab

named Harper.

Ken Smith

WRAL Anchor/Reporter

Ken Smith was born on the Island of Tortola, British Virgin Islands

and grew up on the Island of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. He

attended the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida and

earned his degree in Mass Communications in 1986. Ken has worked

in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands; Columbus and Savannah, GA; Portland,

ORE; Montgomery, AL and currently, Raleigh, NC.

Ken says that “news is about people. If we can make it relevant to the lives of the people in our community,

we have done half of our jobs. The other half is making sure that information is accurate and

pertinent”. He has followed this philosophy and it has landed him with many awards and recognitions.

Such as the 2012 Mid-South Regional Emmy for Breaking News; 2012 National Emmy nomination for

Breaking News; Two Georgia Associated Press awards for best spot news and best feature, just to

name a few.

He enjoys tennis, reading, hiking, music (jazz & calypso); a self-proclaimed Foodie; Special Olympics

N.C. volunteer; Wake County schools volunteer; and enjoys reading suspense novels, books about

history and biographies as well as travel and food magazines. He has a son, Jamard, three sisters, a

brother. Parents, aunts and uncles who still reside in St. Thomas.

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History of IPMW

Interfaith Prison Ministry for Women (IPMW) was started by Presbyterian Women in 1980 when a Presbyterian

Coordinating Committee of Presbyteries across the state came together to fund the first female

chaplain in the North Carolina prison system.

Over the next four decades, the organization

has provided chaplaincy services and

more recently, transition education and

reentry support for women, primarily in

and around the North Carolina Correctional

Institution for Women (NCCIW)

and its minimum-security Canary Unit,

formerly known as the Raleigh Correctional

Center for Women (RCCW).

The organization became a 501(c)(3) nonprofit

in 2004 under the name Presbyterian

Prison Ministry, and in 2013, became

Interfaith Prison Ministry for Women to

reflect the broader base of support that

sustained the organization and its chaplaincy

approach.

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History of IPMW

IPMW’s mission is “to equip women with the

tools and support they need to heal, grow and

thrive, both in prison and in the communities

to which they return.” The organization fulfills

this mission through a variety of programs,

services and interventions, both pre- and

post-release. It also engages the community in

trainings and simulations to increase their

awareness of issues surrounding incarceration

and the women and families who are impacted.

The overarching goal of IPMW is to provide a long-term solution to helping women thrive both pre- and

post-release, through spiritual and religious grounding, emotional literacy training, leadership development,

job and life skills, responsibility, accountability and self-discipline, practical assistance, case management,

mentoring, strong support systems and love. Most recently, IPMW has added housing to its

programmatic mix through a new women's reentry project. Since its founding, thousands of women have

received services through the organization.

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Staff & Board Members

STAFF MEMBERS

Jennifer C. Jackson

Executive

Director

Shanae Artis

Transition and

Reentry Manager

Shelda Askew

Peer Support Specialist/

Case Manager

Sarah Jobe

Senior

Chaplain

Cherisse Kendrick

Bookkeeping Assistant

Meredith Rawls

Social Work Intern

Leanne Wells

Office Manager

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Marci White

Edith Platt

Shannon Morrison

Doris Bullock

Paula Malzone

Allyn Meredith-Damman

Ron Aycock

Bernadine Anthony

Tereciah V. Smithen-Quintana

Jean Suber

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On behalf of the staff and board members of the Interfaith

Prison Ministry for Women, we would like to THANK the following

people for their tireless work to make our

40th Anniversary a success!

Event Committee

Bernadine Anthony, Co-Chair

Doris Bullock, Co-Chair

Ron Aycock

Becky Brown

Angela Caraway

Jennifer C. Jackson

Allyn Meredith-Damman

Edith Platt

Sue Segre

Leanne Wells

Yolanda Williams

Thanks to the Following People for

Curating each Episode, Graphic

Design, Logistics, and Production

Angela Caraway, The Caraway Management

Group, Inc. – Thanks for EVERYTHING

Tech Factory, Production

Yolanda Williams, Graphic Design

Michelle Lotker, Video

Cathia Friou, Episode 1 Curation

Sarah Jobe, Episode 2 Curation

Susannah Long, Episode 3 Curation

Jennifer C. Jackson, Episode 4 Curation

Angela Caraway, Episode 5 Curation

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Get Involved

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES ARE LIMITED DUE TO THE COVID-19

PANDEMIC, YET THERE ARE STILL WAYS TO GET INVOLVED!

Invite a member of IPMW staff, board or volunteers to speak online about incarceration

and prison ministry for your church or civic group.

Sponsor a reentry simulation for your organization or group (post-COVID-19)

Conduct a donation or fundraising drive through your faith community or civic group to

assist women with their reentry needs.

Share your computer tutoring expertise with a program participant.

Lend your video editing, graphic, administrative or organizational skills as a virtual office

volunteer.

DO YOU WANT TO LEARN

HOW YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE

TO THE SUCCESS OF IPMW

THROUGH BOARD SERVICE?

Join us for an upcoming information session

where we will discuss IPMW’s areas of need

and the responsibilities and expectations of a

board member. No prior board experience is

necessary, and we encourage people from

diverse backgrounds and experiences to

explore this volunteerism option.

For more information about any of these opportunities,

contact info@ipmforwomen.org

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SUPPORT OUR WORK

• Your tax-deductible financial contribution will help to fund much-needed chaplaincy, transition

and reentry programs and services impacting thousands of women in 2020 and beyond.

• Your vacant house or extra apartment could be transformed into a reentry home for a formerly

incarcerated woman.

• You can designate IPMW as your chosen charity through Amazon Smile and Amazon will

donate 0.5% of the purchase price of your order to IPMW every time you shop at Amazon.com.

• You may donate as an individual or include IPMW in your church's missions, outreach or women's

ministry budgets.

• Your donation of stock or other non-cash securities can help to ensure that women receive the

support they need both pre- and post-release.

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Interfaith Prison Ministry for Women

112 S. Salisbury Street

Raleigh, NC 27601

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www.ipmforwomen.org

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