Support a Re-Entry Program for Incarcerated Individuals

Civic Ensemble is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization. Donations are fully tax-deductible.

Civic Ensemble is raising funds for an 8-week program for individuals coming out of prison and jail in Ithaca, NY. Individuals will have the opportunity to develop skills in playwriting and acting with the goal of employment within Ithaca community.

The Re-Entry Playwriting Program will provide an opportunity for men and women facing the challenges of re-entry to engage in creative work that may help them improve their communication, collaboration, and leadership skills. The program will offer participants the means to demonstrate attributes required in the workforce, such as punctuality, perseverance,  and interpersonal skills. Finally, the program will directly support participants’ job search efforts  by providing the opportunity for them to share their work publicly and interact with potential employers. Additionally, employers can gain insight about reasons to consider hiring people with criminal records.

Theatre can be powerful. Art can change lives. Help us use playwriting to make a difference!

Thank you for your support!


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$2,915 raised
$7000 goal

Ithaca, NY
2 Champions
38 Contributions
Campaign Complete.