Searching For Spring

by | Mar 31, 2021 | Uncategorized

Dear Friends,

It feels like we’ve been “searching for spring” for more than a year, but now signs of growth, hope, and change seem to be everywhere– In every perfect branch tip, in every vaccine administered, and with the blossoming of our team at Boundless Freedom Project. 

That’s right, our team has grown. We’ve added three part time employees  to our previous staff of just one half time person (Executive Director, Ayla Benjamin)

As an organization, we are committed to serving all system-impacted people– those living behind bars and those living free in our communities. We are so fortunate to be able to tap into the talent, insight, and lived experience of our three new hires.

Today, we’re thrilled to introduce our new employees.

Nhut Vo is our outside sangha coordinator

To those of you who have joined us for our Wednesday night sits, Nhut may be a familiar face. Behind the scenes, he is organizing and working with volunteers and coming up with themes and discussion points for our sits. Nhut is also a visual artist, a dog trainer, and will always choose pizza over chocolate cake.

Edwin Paragas is our program administrator 

Edwin is deeply involved in social justice work and _____. He has been instrumental in creating the curriculum for Mindful Prisons, our new correspondence course which will be launching at New Folsom and Solano. Fun fact from survey 

Eric Clark is our program coordinator

Eric is a long time friend of our organization and one of our very early program participants. He is a certified drug and alcohol counselor, a yoga instructor, a deep practitioner, Fun fact from survey and a full time college student in the UC system. As progam coordinator he _______.  

Please join us in welcoming these brilliant, kind, and hardworking men. Your generosity funds our growth and our ability to pay fair wages. Your sustaining donation of just $40 a month means we can add one hour of staff time. 

We’re so grateful for your monthly contributions in any dollar amount. 

Happy Spring,
Your Friends at Boundless Freedom Project