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Who We Are

We are a group of community leaders committed to empowering our fellow brothers and sisters who are transitioning from prison in pursuit of their purpose!

Company Overview

Mission Statement

Prison to Purpose's mission is to be a support system for individuals in transition from prison, back into society and into their new purpose. 

Prison to Purpose is a faith-based organization seeking to teach, guide, and mentor participants into a healthier lifestyle by offering personal and professional enrichment courses.

Board Members


Mr. Cedric Jorda​n

Vice President


Ms. Tangela H. Joseph 


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Mr. David Blackmon

Director of Events and Fundraising

Ms. Elyse Waugh 

Director of Public Relations


Ms. Denita Branch 

Secretary of the Board


Mrs. Debra Morales 

Director of Community Engagement

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Mrs. Gena Long

Director of Marketing
Mrs. Stacy Golden


Meet Jerars, Founder 

"I am a Senior Human Resources Specialist by trade. I have enjoyed an exciting career in learning how to manage areas of staffing, recruitment, training, and development. I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management from the esteemed University of Alabama (Roll Tide!) and a Master's Degree in Human Resources Management from Keller Graduate School. 

I am also a Life Mentor and a proud member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated. Over the 20 years that I've spent in the "people business," I've learned that having a heart for people's success is the key to my real happiness. I am a self-proclaimed "mama bear." My heart desires to help people grow and be the best versions of themselves.

Although I love my career, I've always felt that I was destined to do more. I started to reflect inwardly on a mission to discover my true calling. My answer was shocking but, to be perfectly honest, it excited my soul!

In obedience to my heart, I was led to volunteer in prison ministry in 2016. I started at an all-male Federal Correction Institute, where we facilitated a 13-week class on a variety of integral subjects necessary to rehabilitate thought processes and position the participants for success upon release.

In 2017, I was asked to be the keynote speaker for the September graduating class. Later, I moved to Lew Sterrett in Dallas, where we taught similar classes for women. I felt that, although I was enjoying working inside the prison, I needed to do more for those who were being newly released. I went back into my space of introspection and that's where Prison to Purpose was born. This organization is my passion, and I am elated about the lives my organization will positively impact."

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