Recent Press and Announcements

Friday, June 17, 2016

17 Warren inmates earn college degrees

‘I PLEDGE TO YOU THAT I WILL CONTINUE TO PAY IT FORWARD FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE’

Once a person gets an education, it can never be taken away

By Sarah Thompson, Penobscot Bay Pilot

WARREN — Abdi Awad is an unlikely graduate of the University of Maine at Augusta’s class of 2016. He not only had to learn the college-level course material behind the proverbial prison bars, he also had to simultaneously learn the English language.  Read More

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Graduation day at Sing Sing: Dozens of prisoners earn their associate’s degree behind bars

Twenty-nine inmates graduate through the Hudson Link program

Reported by Dominic Carter

 
The Sunshine Lady Foundation provides major funding for the college degree program at Sing Sing. View a 2:34 minute video about the graduation by clicking here.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Fredericksburg group hopes to attract more players with Sunshine Park clinic, summer games

YOUTH BASEBALL CLINIC, SUMMER LEAGUE PLANNED

BY AMY FLOWERS UMBLE/THE FREE LANCE-STAR

While many children across the country are abandoning baseball for other activities, a Fredericksburg group hopes to attract more youth to America’s pastime.

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Doris Buffett sponsors summer baseball league

BY RHONDA SIMMONS

Doris Buffett wants to help local youth get a running start in life.

That’s why the Fredericksburg philanthropist is sponsoring the Sunshine Baseball League this summer.

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Monday, November 2, 2015

President Obama Visits RU-N and Talks Criminal Justice Reform

BY FERLANDA FOX NIXON

November 2, 2015

On Monday, Nov. 2, 2015, Rutgers University-Newark (RU-N) welcomed President Barack Obama on his latest stop on his national tour on criminal justice reform. With more than 600,000 individuals released from state and federal prisons each year, President Obama shared his sense of urgency to create a criminal justice system that is fairer and more effective and breaks the poverty, criminality, and incarceration stranglehold that often impairs lives, particularly African-American and Latino males, and destroys communities, especially distressed urban areas.

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