What We Do? 

  • A Dream Deferred Foundation has established programs that will assist the formerly incarcerated with the skills and resources necessary to successfully integrate into their community and the workforce. The programs implemented will help to build self-confidence, independence, and self-awareness among other skill sets.


  • We strongly believe a holistic approach to reentry is the best way to develop fully evolved citizens. Our goal is to empowered and support each individual with rebuilding their lives as well as their communities; which have been plagued with drugs, violence and impoverish conditions.


  • A Dream Deferred Foundation's, Program Rehabilitate focuses on a three-step approach to reentry. Our goal is to reduce recidivism rates and increase public safety by providing returning citizens with the tools necessary to fully integrate into their community. 

Did you Know?

The US Criminal Justice System holds almost 2.3 million people in correctional facilities.

Recidivism Facts: 


  • In 2015, 33.9% of the people released to Philadelphia from state prison or county jail were re-arrested within a year.


  • Young people between the ages of 18-24 are the most likely to be rearrested within a year of being released from incarceration.


  • 67.5 % of people released from prison will end up back in prison within 3 years. 

  • 1 in every 5 people in Philadelphia has a criminal record.

“When scientific power outruns moral power, we end up with guided missiles and misguided men!”


                                                                                                          -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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