Women in Prison Project
Apply to ReConnect
ReConnect is a 10-week leadership and advocacy training program for formerly incarcerated women. To apply, you must be an adult woman who is returning home from incarceration or a participant in an alternative-to-incarceration program. Sessions are small to allow for active group participation. Participants are provided with metro cards to help them attend the training sessions. Those who complete the training cycle are awarded a certificate and a modest cash gift.
For more information please download a brochure, or contact Andrea B. Williams, Program Director, at 212-254-5700, ext. 338.
To apply for the next session of ReConnect, download an application and mail to:
Andrea B. Williams
Program Director, ReConnect
Women in Prison Project
The Correctional Association of New York
2090 Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard, Suite 200A
New York, NY 10027
Or fax your application to (212) 473-2807, attention Andrea B. Williams.
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