Greensboro Native and Almond Connection Founder Sheena Beasley to Receive 2021 Charles Colson Advocate of Hope Award
GREENSBORO, N.C.—Prison Fellowship®, the nation's largest Christian nonprofit serving prisoners, former prisoners, and their families, and a leading advocate for criminal justice reform, is presenting the 2021 Charles Colson Advocate of Hope Award to Sheena Beasley. Sheena is the founder and director of the Almond Connection, a nonprofit reentry organization in Guilford County, North Carolina. She volunteers with Prison Fellowship as a Justice Ambassador to advocate for justice that restores.
2021 Charles Colson Advocate of Hope Award Presentation
Who: Prison Fellowship honors Sheena Beasley; special remarks by Ana Zamora, Executive Director of The Just Trust
What: Presentation of 2021 Charles Colson Advocate of Hope Award
Where: Victoria Ballroom, Sheraton Greensboro at Four Seasons, 3121 W. Gate City Blvd., Greensboro
When: Thursday, January 20, 2022, from 7:00pm until 9:00pm
Media: All members of the media are invited to attend. Registration here.
ABOUT THE ALMOND CONNECTION
The Almond Connection (TAC) is a nonprofit organization connecting those who are judicially served to job training, employment, housing, healthcare, education, counseling, legal support, social services, food and clothing.
ABOUT THE CHARLES COLSON ADVOCATE OF HOPE AWARD
The Charles Colson Hope Awards, sponsored by Prison Fellowship, recognize people who have faithfully and courageously worked to restore those affected by crime and incarceration. Charles "Chuck" Colson, who founded Prison Fellowship more than 40 years ago, was at ease with presidents, prisoners, wardens, pastors, laypeople, and legislators. A passionate advocate for incarcerated men and women and their families, Chuck’s remarkable impact on prison ministry, prison culture, and prison reform has been broad and lasting.
The Charles Colson Advocate of Hope Award is bestowed annually on a person with a record of faithful, unswerving, and winsome advocacy for restorative criminal justice reform—a person whose leadership blazes a trail toward a future of proportional punishment, constructive prison culture, second chances, and safer communities.
ABOUT PRISON FELLOWSHIP
Prison Fellowship is the nation's largest outreach to prisoners, former prisoners, and their families, and a leading voice for criminal justice reform. With more than 40 years of experience helping restore men and women behind bars, Prison Fellowship advocates for federal and state criminal justice reforms that transform those responsible for crime, validate victims, and encourage communities to play a role in creating a safe, redemptive, and just society.
For interview requests, please contact Jim Forbes, Prison Fellowship's Director of Communications, at (703) 554-8540 or email him at Jim_forbes@pfm.org. Jim will also be at the event on Thursday.