• House Man Drew

    It’s unseasonably cold for Memphis when Drew Crowe pulls into his church parking lot. The handful of volunteers who greet him at the door all know him by name; it’s clear he’s no stranger here. He spends extra time at the sink scrubbing grout and drywall mud off his scarred and work-worn hands.The sun won’t

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  • At Persevere, “Y’all Family!”

    Marcellas flashes another winning smile, shakes my hand, and simply states, “Y’all Persevere. Y’all family.” I felt a lot of things after meeting Marcellas. I felt frustration with the “justice” system. I felt a renewed gratitude for my own freedom. Most of all, I felt invigorated. Hope and optimism are especially contagious when found in

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  • Persevere’s First Residential Transition Home

    Persevere’s program extends its reach and support beyond prison walls with its offering of Residential Transition Services; and recently, in the Memphis area of Tennessee, a we purchased a home where some recent Persevere program graduates will reside. Our program’s Residential Transition Services are provided in a structured, home-like environment for 7-12 Persevere coding class

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