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HBC Founder receives 2017 Model of Leadership and Service Award
Joining past honorees Muhammad Ali and Janet Reno
On July 29, 2017 Jo Dee was honored for demonstrating vision, compassion, and courage in meeting the needs of youth, families, and communities. As part of the award ceremony, held at Crazy Horse Memorial in the Black Hills of South Dakota, Davis was wrapped in a Lakota Star Quilt to honor her and protect her on her journey through life.
“These programs are transformational,” says Mark Freado, Director at CF Learning, who nominated Davis for the award: “HBC should be a national model of rehabilitation and healing in adult and juvenile corrections.”
“Jo Dee’s endless curiosity about the potential of anyone—especially those too often written off and thrown away—is a kind of kinetic energy that propels our work at HBC,” says HBC Executive Director Kendra Hovey. “This award honoring her trailblazing work couldn’t be more fitting and meaningful. Jo Dee has deep family roots in the Black Hills.”
Davis received the Award as part of CF Learning’s weeklong Black Hills Seminar, where Davis also presented a workshop on trauma and incarceration.
Jo Dee Davis wins KIND Award!
PR Newswire, NEW YORK (December 6, 2016)
Today, The KIND Foundation – a 501c3 started by KIND Healthy Snacks – announces the winners of its philanthropic program, KIND People, and launches a storytelling series that aims to reveal the transformative power of kindness.
Through the program, the Foundation is awarding $1.1MM to seven people who are championing inclusivity and serving as beacons of empathy in communities nationwide.
The KIND People winners are addressing a range of societal issues – from infusing humanity and healing into Ohio’s prison system to providing clean water to Michigan families.
Every day, these exemplars are working to ensure that all people – even the least understood and the most vulnerable – experience touches of humanity and have the opportunity to improve their lives.
New Collaborative Programs
This summer we launched two new programs at the LifeLine Reentry Center inside Marion Correctional.
University Inside brings in professors from Otterbein College and The Ohio State University to teach 11-week class sessions on various academic subjects.
Axiom is a collaborative art project between 12 MCI residents and 12 artists outside of the institution organized by artist Rebecca Copper. Over the course of 7-9 months artist pairs will converse and collaborate on a project that will then be displayed at an art exhibit.
HBC Executive Director Jo Dee Davis represented TEDxMarionCorrectional at TED SUMMIT. Jo Dee was invited to the June 2016 gathering of the global TED community to share about TEDx in Prisons and present a workshop on trauma.
Six Word Memoirs
Connecting HBC to his one million story strong community of Six Word Memoirists, Larry Smith ran a Six Word project with our Fatherhood program, spoke at our last TEDx event and wrote about the experience in Smith Magazine.
The seeds sown by Dan and Wayne at MCI blossomed in California. In January 2016, the men of San Quentin produced a professional and polished event, full of emotion and learning. In the audience were people ready to engage on issues around incarceration, some already in a position to make positive change.