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Year Founded:
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Madeline McClenney, Ph.D
Main Address:
13016 Eastfield Road
Suite 200-214
Huntersville, NC 28078
Physical Address
701 Jackson Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28204

What We Do

Our mission is to stop the flow of African-Americans and all Americans to prison. Our banner program, the Red Sea Crossings Mentoring and Scholarship program matches trained volunteers who are culturally competent with formerly incarcerated persons. Our mentors are life navigators who make a one year commitment to go on a journey with a ready-for-success returning citizen who has paid his or her dues yet faces legalized discrimination in housing, employment, education and voting. The staff supports the match with referrals to needed services. We provide career networking support groups, group mentoring for those on our waiting list, and in 2018 we added the Interview Readiness Camps.

We are a loving, compassionate Christian faith 501c3 operating foundation. We serve people of all faith or no faiths at all. Our ethos is not customary evangelism. It is person centered sharing and giving.

IMPACT OF COVID-19 - SPECIFIC NEEDS (Published March 27, 2020):

1) Help us raise $1.5 million to scale our award winning mentoring program so that Exodus Mentors who are culturally competent life navigators and career developers, can be trained online, matched and supervised to support released former prisoners remotely and in person in the community. We are ready to hire 7 staff persons and scale locally. This is our primary focus and this crisis makes our services needed more than ever. Set up a time to talk to the founder by email endmassincarceration@gmail.com. Madeline is happy to discuss the projected budget with anyone serious about investing in our phenomenal mission.

2) Admin and Advocacy-See Volunteer Opportunities below! You can work from anywhere.

3) Technical Assistance-Maintaining the Website--We seek someone who is able to continue with us after COVID.

Interesting Info

Between 2008-2018 90% of all our mentees remained out of jail or prison. Without community support 70% return to prison within 3-5 years.
Our President is a fulltime volunteer executive along with 12 other volunteer staff persons
Our first scholarship recipient completed college and and MBA, has served on the board for eight years, and is now pursuing a Ph.D program.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Virtual National Advocacy Adminstrative Assistance
Repeats every week on Tuesday 50 times.
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 3:00pm
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