1) Please read The Atlantic’s on-line feature, “Keeping Families Together in the Aftermath of Prison”. This feature article was sponsored by Allstate in conjunction with the Renewal Awards.
2) People.com named Sister Tesa their ‘Hero of the Week’ (June 2017)
3) Read about Sister Tesa and her induction into the Irish American Hall of Fame. (May 2017)
5) The Huffington Post ran an article by Sister Tesa on “Breaking the Cycle of Generational Incarceration“. (April 2017)
6) Fox 5’s Alison Morris visited Hour Children and then visited with Hour Children’s Deputy Executive Director, Alessandra Rose. You can see the interview here.
7) Allison Gromly of Chasing News filed two reports on Hour Children. One took place here in Long Island City, while another was filmed at the Children’s Centers at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility. You can view the Queens story here, and the Bedford Hills piece here. (Fall 2017.)
8) Hour Children’s Mentoring and Teen Coordinator, Kellie Phelan and her daughter Savanah were featured on NPR’s popular StoryCorps feature. You can here the piece here. (August 2016)
9) Read: At a Refuge for New York City’s Hungry, Summer Brings Scarcity from the New York Times, July 15, 2016 about Hour Children’s Food Pantry.
10) Read: Babies behind bars: Should moms do time with their newborns? from the Associated Press. There are photos and video from the Nursery Program in the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility and here at Hour Children in Long Island City.
11) Click here to see one of Hour Children’s volunteers honored as “New Yorker of the Week” by NY 1. Derrick spent many hours working with Hour Teen Scene to design and paint a mural on 12th Street in Long Island City. The teens decided to use a “bridge” theme and spelled out Hour Children using words that represented what the organization meant to them (H=Hope, O=Opportunity, etc.). You can also click here to read about it in The Tablet (the newspaper of the Diocese of Brooklyn).
12) Read After Giving Birth, These Women Were Placed in Handcuffs, Leg Irons, and Waist Chains in the December issue of The Nation. Two of the women interviewed (Stephanie and Crystal) are part of Hour Children’s Hour Working Women Reentry Program.
13) Read Prison Born in The Atlantic June/July 2015. Click here to read a feature article on the Nursery Program at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility.
14) Sister Tesa Awarded the 2014 Opus Prize. Click here for more information.
Opus Prize Awarded Press Release October 16
You can view a video about Sister Tesa created by the Opus Prize Foundation by clicking here.
Subscribers can view the Wall Street Journal article, “Sister Tesa’s Opus: Hope, Place for Jailed Mothers”
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