• Raymond’s Comeback Story –  I Just Know I’m a Loving Person

      Raymond’s Comeback Story – I Just Know I’m a Loving Person

      At the age of 29, while serving a prison sentence, Raymond realized he was suffering from decades old trauma. From the time he can remember up until 11 years of age, Raymond lived in an extremely hostile environment, and only years later did he realize the effect it had had …Read More
    • Kendall’s Comeback Story – My First Job in 20 Years

      Kendall’s Comeback Story – My First Job in 20 Years

      Kendall was adopted at birth. He grew up in a loving home in Richmond, Virginia. He and his family were regulars at church and his parents were, in his words, “big on work ethic and education.” Kendall describes his upbringing as healthy, but as he got into his late teenage …Read More
    • Benita Rudolph’s Story

      Benita Rudolph’s Story

      We are thrilled to see another amazing ACE Graduate, Benita Rudolph, have her story featured in The New York Times. We are proud to see Benita achieving her goals and know this is just the beginning. Read her story here.Read More
    • Derrick – Faces of ACE

      Derrick – Faces of ACE

    • Raymond Overcomes Addiction and Homeless After 35 Years

      Raymond Overcomes Addiction and Homeless After 35 Years

      Raymond can light up a room with his words, smile and laugh. He is smart, charismatic and friendly. One would never guess that for 35 years he was lost in drug use, in and out of jail, and on the streets. I sat down with the now employed ACE graduate …Read More
    • Thanks to You, Nicole is Going Back to College

      Thanks to You, Nicole is Going Back to College

      Nicole, a 2013 ACE graduate, is headed to Metropolitan College! Nicole is the proud recipient of the Henry Buhl Academic Scholarship. Below is a brief glance at her harrowing comeback story: Nicole’s childhood was not a dollhouse fairy tale, but a crack-house nightmare. Born and raised in Newark, Nicole’s mother …Read More
    • Jimmy’s Success Story

      Jimmy’s Success Story

      When James was released from prison in 2008 at the age of 61, he felt he had hit rock bottom. Saddled with a dark history of lifelong addiction and crime, and having nowhere to turn for help, he found life empty and meaningless. “I was a hard worker and an …Read More