Our Mission

Freedom Project strengthens our community through supporting the transformation of prisoners into peacemakers. We offer trainings in concrete skills of nonviolence leading to reconciliation with ourselves, our loved ones, and the community. Our work addresses the healing of relationships ruptured by violence and the forging of community founded on genuine safety through connection.

Our Vision

We dream of a world where each person is held in the circle of humanity, where every individual experiences a deep knowing that all members of the human family belong to and are connected to each other. We dream of communities and nations dedicated to nonviolence as a soul force for the healing of all relationships fractured by injury, violence, anger, and mistrust. Freedom Project offers a new vision of what is possible.

Our Values

Connection and Community
Freedom Project believes that community created through authentic connection engenders genuine safety. We are grounded in the belief that all human beings are precious and have a place at the table.

Compassion
Freedom Project believes in the power of compassion as a healing force on the planet.  We believe that through empathy we can connect with the essential beauty within ourselves and others and in this way serve the world.

Mindfulness
Freedom Project values mindfulness as a way of living so that we act with intention and care.

Sustainability
Freedom Project believes in creating a sustainable organization which manifests in the way we handle and care for our material and human resources.

Contribution
Freedom Project values and asks for commitment and contribution with the idea that it is through giving to something beyond ourselves that we create meaning in our lives and express the fullness of our humanity.

Integrity
Freedom Project is committed to integrity in all dealings and will make decisions based on principles rather than personalities.

Diversity
Freedom Project is guided by the belief that it is our differences — such as race, class, gender, sexual orientation, faith, or whether or not we have served time in prison — that make us strong.  It is this ability to hold differences with compassion and understanding that defines us most deeply as an organization.

Racial Equity

Freedom Project is committed to addressing Institutional Racism and other forms of oppression. We promote Racial Equity, and oppose the systemic distribution of resources, power, services, and opportunities that benefit People who are White at the expense of People of Color.