Second chances: T-shirt printing nonprofit changes lives of former inmates in Columbia
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Programs and services that are addressing transitional challenges for men after prison will expand their services, helping more people chart a path toward economic opportunity with help from a multi-year grant from Bank of America. Turn90 has been named as the 2022 Bank of America Neighborhood Champion in the Columbia market as well as the … Read more
In this Lively Charleston Podcast episode, they talked with Turn90 founder, Amy Barch. Turn90 works with men at the highest risk of re-arrest by combining cognitive behavioral classes, supportive services, transitional work, and job placement to create an opportunity for success after prison where one doesn’t currently exist.
Turn90, a South Carolina based reentry program that offers men a new direction after prison, is the recipient of $667,000 in state funding on Tuesday, October 18, 2022. A ceremonial check presentation will be held at their facility located at 630 Blue Ridge Terrace, Columbia, SC, on Tuesday, October 18, 2022, at 3:30PM. The funds … Read more
This week, our Founder and Executive Director, Amy Barch, joined Trey Gowdy to discuss the re-entry program’s unconditional commitment to reacclimating participants back into society. Amy analyzes Turn90’s evidence-based practices that assist to reduce and prevent recidivism. Later, Amy reflects on the emotional and mental transformations of participants following their completion of the program. Listen … Read more
Turn90, a nonprofit that equips men to succeed after prison by providing a route to a career-path job, has received a $50,000 grant from Power:Ed, a philanthropic project of SC Student Loan. The funds will be used to hire two new staff members to lead expansion of the program’s services into the Upstate in 2023, according to a news … Read more
In this episode, Amy and Jeffrey discuss her path to starting Turn90, what the future holds for the organization, second chance hiring, reducing recidivism, and much more…
They call him “Unk,” a kind-faced man in his 50s who is quick with a smile and has an easy rapport with the men working alongside him. But it wasn’t always that way—something Unk knows well. In September, Unk was released from prison after 25 years behind bars. At first he was happy about the … Read more
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Turning Leaf, Charleston’s successful prison reentry program, has announced a name change and opened its new center in Columbia. Now called Turn90, the program creates a new direction for men at the highest risk of re-arrest who return from prison to the Lowcountry and the Midlands. Read more