CCEF Staff Visit 24 New York State Department of Corrections Prisons!
November 4, 2016 8:13 pm
Creative Corrections Education Foundation (CCEF), Staff made visits to 24 New York State Correctional Facilities and provided a presentation to the inmate population and facility staff about the foundation. The information provided explained how the inmates could get involved in helping young adults of the incarcerated who have parents incarcerated in New York State Department of Corrections, go to college and trade schools by donation monetarily to the foundation.
It was explained to the inmates that 100% of their donations would go towards scholarships and financial aid for young adults who have a parent/legal guardian incarcerated in New York State DOC and would never be used for foundation overhead cost or salaries.
New York State Department of Corrections within their prisons, have a program called “Inmate Liaison Committee Group (ILC)”, and the inmates in these committee groups are allowed to have fundraisers to raise money for charities. Presentations were provided to multiple inmates in the 24 prisons visited and they were very excited and supportive of the foundation and the mission of helping young adults of the incarcerated with college and trade school opportunities. There were many inmates who are not in the ILC groups, made donations to the foundation as well.
After completion of the visit to New York State DOC prisons, the inmates donated over $13,000 dollars to help fund scholarships and financial aid for children of the incarcerated in New York State. With continual support from the incarcerated, private citizens, small business and corporations, CCEF will continue to reach higher goals of providing higher education opportunities for young adults nationwide.
CCEF foundation staff would like to thank New York State DOC Commissioner, Executive, institution staff and the inmates housed in New York State prisons on the overwhelming support of the foundation. Together, we will continue to change lives for young adults “One State at a Time!”