Grantor Name: Ibis Foundation of Arizona

Program Name: Arizona PATHS Workforce Development and Education Program

Grant Amount: $75,000

Recipient Name: Televerde Foundation

Overview of Use of Funds: Good Works Grant Writing is excited to congratulate our client, Televerde Foundation, for being selected to receive a $75,000 grant from the Ibis Foundation of Arizona! This generous foundation grant will support Televerde Foundation’s Arizona PATHS Workforce Development and Education Program, which serves women at the Arizona State Prison Complex at Perryville who are currently and formerly incarcerated. Televerde Foundation builds the skillsets of currently and formerly incarcerated women, reducing recidivism rates and preparing them to return to the global workforce by providing post-secondary education, industry-recognized job certification opportunities, and holistic mentorship. The Ibis Foundation of Arizona will help Televerde Foundation’s PATHS Program to offer a holistic approach to education, training, certification, and re-entry support specifically designed to meet the needs of women both while incarcerated and post-release – reaching 125 participants in the coming year.

Overview of Grant Objective/Impact: Many current programs offered through the Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation, and Reentry fail to holistically meet the needs of women who will be returning to their home communities because they do not provide the multi-level training, certification, or reentry skills needed to successfully enter high-paying, in-demand fields that result in low recidivism. Since their inception in 2020, Televerde Foundation’s PATHS Program has made a significant impact on the lives of the women they serve. The combined 455 PATHS graduates have a documented employment rate of 96%, an average salary increase of 168% from $17,912 to $42,403, and a 0% recidivism rate. Recidivism is used as the overarching measure of success for Televerde Foundation PATHS Program: lower rates of recidivism demonstrate how many participating women remain in their communities following their release.