The People's Forum

Local primary elections are on March 5th. Do you know who your candidates are for San Bernardino city council? Your issues matter. Your voice matters. Your vote is important! Get informed before you cast your vote.

Job Access & Reentry

For San Bernardino policy makers, the focus on mass incarceration and prison expansion has also failed on the promise of public safety.

Community Profile: William Mark Hope

Community Profile: William Mark Hope

William “Mark” Hope served a long-term sentence in prison before being released. After being released, the work began to find a job and continue reintegrating into his community. He recalls saying “man there are no jobs out here” but someone quickly reminded him...
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Community Profile: Nache’t Brown

Community Profile: Nache’t Brown

A cycle of addiction and drug dealing resulted in multiple arrests and incarceration for Nache't. Growing up with a strong Christian upbringing she says, “I would bring Jesus to prison and sing to the inmates and even sang at the request of the prison guards.” She ...
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Community Profile: Kenneth Hill

Community Profile: Kenneth Hill

After serving 22 years in prison, Kenneth Hill was paroled to San Bernardino and had his first fair chance opportunity as a part-time seasonal employee with COPE, a community organization that develops the capacity of leaders to advance racial and social justice.
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