Moving Donation to TTEF!

On October 18, TTEF conducted presentations at three correctional facilities in Rhode Island: men’s medium and maximum security facilities and the women’s facility.  The presentations went great and were well-attended.  The next day, I received a donation from a friend in maximum security for $20:

2013.10.19_Donation from Max Security_Blog

The donation moved me for several reasons.  First, people in Rhode Island prisons are paid between .50 cents and $3.00 per day for working at the prisons.  This means that my friend donated at the least 7 days’ (and at the most 40 days’) pay to TTEF.  Second, the donation is a prime example of common but rarely recognized behavior among people in prison: They support each other’s positive endeavors and wish success for those working  on such pursuits.

Third, and most meaningful, I was especially touched by the following passage in the letter accompanying the donation:

“Anythings possible! Now with the Transcending Foundation.  I know it’s not much but it would truly be my honor to donate and help the next person with their goals of higher learning.”

From all of us at TTEF, we thank you for your donation and for your words!!


NYC Community Forum on Higher Education- Focus on Ending the Prison Cycle

TTEF is a member of the Education From The Inside Out coalition,  are excited to announce that we will co-sponsor, along with Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, and many community organizations, a community forum entitled:Community Forum on Higher Education to Reduce Recidivism, Transform Lives.

Transcending Through Education Foundation is currently focused on assisting people in Rhode Island, but our work and our supporters are across the nation.  Those in the New York City area are invited to share your experiences and opinions,  learn from others, and build momentum toward making a change.  Please come to gain information about how you can become involved and make a difference.

When: Tuesday, October 22nd, 6pm – 8pmWhere: Harlem State Office Building, 163 West 125th St., 2nd Floor, New York, NY

Spread the word!  Download the flyer here. Email if you would like to co-sponsor the event or have any questions.


We are looking forward to seeing many of you there!