Community Support

When our students leave prison, they are sometimes overwhelmed. After years of being controlled by a schedule not their own, freedom can be daunting and confusing. Many support groups in the community serve as a “touchstone” for men and women who have been in prison, and are now rebuilding their lives on the outside. A few of them are listed below.

Community Circle
Bob David at 617-780-5062

United Souls Support Group
First Church of Roxbury
10 Putnam Street
Roxbury, MA 02119
Sam Williams – Associate Director (and graduate of the BU Prison Education Program)
617-318-6010, extension 205

SPAN Employment Services
Span, Inc.
105 Chauncy Street
Sixth Floor
Boston, MA 02111
Phone: 617-423-0750
Fax: 617-482-2717

City Mission Society of Boston
City Mission Society
14 Beacon Street, Suite 203
Boston, MA 02108
Phone: 617-742-6830

Father Friendly Initiative
Carlos Medina

Partakers “College Behind Bars” Program
Partakers enlists local religious organizations to support individual prisoners who hope to qualify for the Boston University Prison Education Program. Partakers volunteers provide support through tutoring, provision of access to research literature and general encouragement. BU students express deep appreciation for their Partakers sponsors, without whom they might not have made progress toward a college degree. Partakers tutors additional provided support to prospective students in preparation for the qualifying entrance examination.