The Re-entry breakfast is geared towards educating our community about the re-entry experience for individuals that were formerly incarcerated. Our goal is to inform, educate, and collaborate about re-entry progress and prevention of recidivism. Our efforts are to raise money toward the Lights On initiative, a bus with quality resources to improve the re-entry transition and safety of women being released from Lynwood Jail.
Re-Entry Breakfast Committee
Beverly DeGuzman (BSW), Chair
Kameron Mims-Jones (MSW), Vice Chair
Toni Shaw (MSW), Member
Robbyn Kollasch (AA), Member
Joshua Kleinbergs (MSW), Member
Diane Griggs (LCSW), Member
Chelsie Nicholson (MAS), Member
July 10, 2019
Our fourth Re-entry breakfast took place at Homeboy Industries. Speakers included Aris Mangasarian, Founder of Underground Trojans at USC; Cherrell Lenoir, Trainee at Homeboy Industries; and Adrienne Hatter, Community Outreach Manager at 70 Million Jobs.
April 24, 2019
Our third Re-entry breakfast took place at Anti-Recidivism Coalition in celebration of National Re-entry week. Speakers included Shaka Senghor, ARC; Steve Rogers, Lake Avenue Church; and Linda Johnson, CalTrans, all with lived experience. Our employer speaker was Brit Gilmore of The Giving Keys.
January 31, 2019
Our second Re-entry breakfast took place at Hot & Cool Cafe in Leimert Park. Speakers included Davon and Allison from Glendale Community College, both with lived experience with incarceration.
November 8, 2018
Our inaugural Re-entry breakfast took place on November 8th at Glendale Community College. Speakers included Travis Leach (lived experience), Dion Thompson (lived experience), and Derek Morris (Back to Work Program - Employer)