Category: IOW Update

The Power of Respect
Alton Pitre and Sergio Marroquin working on their poem Respect

Alton Pitre and Sergio Marroquin working on their poem Respect

On Sunday, June 12th, InsideOUT Writers joined LA County’s Probation Department and the Human Relations Commission for the first-ever Inter-Group Relations: Respect 101 Symposium at Central Juvenile Hall.  more

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Poetry & Partnership in Action
Alumni make a powerful showing at the summit

Alumni make a powerful showing at the summit

IOW Alumni were very excited to participate in the Loyola Youth Poetry Summit on June 3rd.  The Summit was organized by Loyola Law School’s Center for Restorative Justice and kicked off the first annual Another Way: Restorative Justice for Youth Conference. more

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“Do You Hear the People Sing ®”
Alumni, staff and mentors with CTG’s Leslie Johnson

Alumni, staff and mentors with CTG’s Leslie Johnson

On June 22nd, seven Alumni, along with mentors and staff attended a 25th anniversary production of Les Misérables at the Ahmanson Theatre.  The Center Theatre Group invited IOW to participate as part of the Target Young Audiences Program. more

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Los Padrinos Writers’ Retreat 2011

On Saturday June 25th, 30 students who participate in IOW’s Writing Program at Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall gathered for the 2011 Writers’ Retreat. more

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Voices from the Inside

I am running from misery.

I guess you can say that

I’ve been running from misery

Practically my whole life! more

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Real World 101: Life Skills
Rosalinda Vint of Women of Substance & Men of Honor, Inc. led the Diversity & Respect Session

Rosalinda Vint of Women of Substance & Men of Honor, Inc. led the Diversity & Respect Session

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With great excitement, IOW recently launched a monthly series of life skills enrichment sessions for Alumni. The program targets the needs of young people as they transition from incarceration back into our communities. more

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2011 Writers’ Retreat at Central Juvenile Hall
IOW Teachers Susan Cuscuna, Jesse Bliss and Gaby Hernandez at the CJH Retreat

IOW Teachers Susan Cuscuna, Jesse Bliss and Gaby Hernandez.

 

On March 26th, the 2011 Writers’ Retreat was held at Central Juvenile Hall.

 

Over 80 students from 13 living units recited their original pieces before their peers, teachers and special guests, including students from Occidental College and USC.  more

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Higher Learning: Sister Janet Harris
Sister Janet Harris with IOW teacher Scott Budnick

Sister Janet Harris with IOW teacher Scott Budnick

“Sister Janet has been a warrior for the rights of young people who find themselves caught up in a broken juvenile justice system.”

–– Ian Graham

 

InsideOUT Writers is honored to be a part of a community of organizations and individuals who are committed to transforming the juvenile justice system. more

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Mentoring Program Launched
Lionel on the right and his mentor Mike

Lionel Tate (right) and his mentor Mike Flynn.

 

The Alumni Program launched its much-anticipated mentoring program on Thursday, March 10th at a fun-filled, emotional kickoff event. more

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Alumni Read at Screening “Me Facing Life”

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On February 21st, three brave alumni, Esther Caballero, Jimmy Valdez and Benjamin Aparicio, participated in a community screening of the documentary Me Facing Life: Cyntoia’s Story, reading pieces they had composed on the themes of hope and freedom. more

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