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When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

About

Are you experienced in public relations? Do you care about mass incarceration and women's issues? If so, please volunteer with us! We are looking for a PR and Media expert to volunteer and help us with national media placements in order to bring public awareness to the unPrison Project and the national need to reduce incarceration of women and girls. When you reply, please include a few links to your past media placements which you are most proud of. Volunteer will: > Draft compelling press releases and project-specific talking points on a range of topics related to incarceration, trauma, women’s issues, substance abuse and recovery, mental health issues and public health concerns. > Make regular pitched to local and national media with unPrison Project content and story of the Executive Director Distribute press materials through various outlets, > Help us develop stories with a lens of mass incarceration and related women’s issues; Headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, the unPrison Project works to build capacity for incarcerated women and girls. Our vision is to help reduce the rapid rate of incarceration and recidivism for women. WHY HELP US? We are an organization whose motto is "Freedom from the Inside." We deeply value the empowerment of women and girls while inside prisons through literacy building, life skills training, skill building, and mentorship opportunities, so that when they are released they'll never return. Based on the facts, the need is urgent: * In the past 20 years, the incarceration rate of women has surged 800%, twice that of males. * The majority of women in prison are: * Mothers of underage children. * Need treatment for alcohol and drug addictions. * Are impacted by domestic violence * Literacy is a tool for freedom: The average reading level for incarcerated women and men is a 5th grade level. Prison records show that inmates have only a 16% chance of returning to prison if they receive literacy help, as opposed to 70% who receive no help.

Skills

  • Public Relations

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Negotiable. Base on volunteer's availability.
  • Experience in public relations and care about incarceration and women, with links to past media.

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