FOLA Staff Member Ernest Melendrez Recipient of Harriet Tubman Award!

Job Specialist Ernest Melendrez (Ernie) was a recent recipient of the the Harriet Tubman Distinguished Award at the inaugural Beyond the Bars LA Conference. The conference is “reserved for special individuals who have experienced incarceration and dedicated their life’s work to abolishing the current state of mass incarceration.” Here is an excerpt from Ernie’s award […]
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Success Stories: Reentering Community Life 

Friends Outside in Los Angeles County is a proud partner of the Inglewood One-Stop Center where our staff provides employment services to “reentry” clients. Here we present one of the many successes our dedicated team has had recently with one of our clients, Mr. Taylor, who is rebuilding his life as a result of our […]
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“Reentry Through the Arts” Grant Awarded to Friends Outside in LA County in Partnership with TheatreWorkers Project

State funds support arts programming for the formerly incarcerated through new grant program The California Arts Council announced its plans to award $90,000 to Friends Outside in Los Angeles County (FOLA) to support an expanded collaboration with TheatreWorkers Project (TWP) as part of its Reentry through the Arts pilot program. Support from the California Arts […]
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Happy Spring!

Won’t you join us for a friendly gathering on Saturday, May 13, 8:30 A.M., on the lovely grounds of the Los Angeles County Arboretum in support of our unique programs?  This event has been sponsored by the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration of Arcadia for more than 20 years , with all proceeds going to […]
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