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LaTanya’s Story:
After I came to A New Way of Life, at first, the hardest thing was to get my ID. After being incarcerated for 28 years, there was no record of me. It took two months, but they were finally able to confirm my identity through my son’s death certificate.

The other hard thing was getting around. I had a young niece who I had never met face to face; she was born during my incarceration. She helped drive me places. I started to pay attention to street signs and bus numbers. Ms. Tiffany and Ms. Pamela gave me bus tokens and I found I could get around on my own. I recently started helping another woman learn how to get around.

A New Way of Life gave me housing; a roof over my head. Ms. Susan and Ms. Tiffany gave me resources; they showed me strength. I got a job walking in neighborhoods to encourage people to vote. It was exciting to work with Mr. Larry and Ms. Ingrid – I was learning to talk to people in general and to do something for myself.

Ms. Tiffany is such an inspiration to me! If I did something wrong, she would talk to me in private – not in front of other people. That was important, she really listened. She took me and the other women on so many outings; to Palm Springs and other community events. She taught me so much about living.

I’ve been out one year now. I applied for a transfer to live near my sister in Adelanto, near Victorville. Yesterday, I got a phone call from my agent. She said, “I have good news – you’re leaving. You’re going to be with your sister.” I was so excited! Ms. Tiffany was out of town, but I texted her right away.

My journey at A New Way of Life has been awesome. Thank you to Ms. Susan, Ms. Tiffany, Ms. Ingrid, Ms. Loretta, Ms. Iris, Ms. Pamela and Mr. Larry.

I’m ready to leave now.

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16th Annual Gala and Awards! Believe… Wed, 05 Nov 2014 04:12:27 +0000 Believe…The Power of Possibilities

Sunday December 7, 2014 at the Omni Hotel Los Angeles. 

For sponsorship and ticket information please call 323.563.3575.

A New Way of Life Re-Entry Project

16th Annual Fundraising Gala

An evening of recognition, celebration, and re-commitment to the power of possibilities.

Join us in the inspiration as we reflect on a year of achievement, honoring the stewards and spirits of justice in our midst.


Celebrate our 16th Anniversary by sponsoring this important event! Help us continue to provide housing and re-entry support, advocate for human and civil rights and build the leadership skills of formerly incarcerated individuals.


Choose Sponsorship Level

$ 200 ~ “Reflector”        (Individual Dinner Ticket)

    • Individual Dinner tickets

$ 500 ~ Pathfinder       (Sponsor)

    • Two VIP tickets
    • Business card ad in event program

$ 1,500 ~ Advocate”         (Sponsor)

    • Five (5) VIP tickets including access to the Celebrity VIP Cocktail Reception TICKETS
    • Half page ad in event program

$ 2,500 ~ “Progressor”    (Table Sponsor)

    • One (1) table with prominent placement
    • (10 VIP tickets including access to the Celebrity VIP Cocktail Reception)
    • Half page ad in event program

$ 5,000 ~ “Imagineer”        (Corporate Sponsor)

    • 1.5 tables with prominent placement
    • (15 VIP tickets including access to the Celebrity VIP Cocktail Reception)
    • Inclusion in press release and all marketing/PR materials
    • Full page ad in event program

$ 10,000 ~ “Innovator”      (Presenting Sponsor)

    • Two (2) tables with prominent placement
    • (20 VIP tickets including access to the Celebrity VIP Cocktail Reception)
    • Prominent placement in press releases and all marketing/PR materials
    • Branding throughout the event
    • Introductions to celebrity guests during the Celebrity VIP Cocktail Reception

$ 25,000 ~ “Visionary”         (Title Sponsor)

    • Three (3) tables with premier placement
    • (30 VIP tickets including access to the Celebrity VIP Cocktail Reception)
    • Premier placement in press releases and all marketing/PR materials
    • Company name in title of the event-”A New Way of Life Re-entry Project presents ~“Gala
    • 2014 ~Looking Back-Moving Forward ”~Sponsored by________”
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    • Opportunity to present an award with a celebrity presenter
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Justice on Trial ~ Film Festival Wed, 13 Aug 2014 04:13:42 +0000 Schedule information for the Sept 26-27, 2014 film festival in Long Beach, CA will be updated regularly as we approach the date of the event – so stay tuned and check this site regularly.

Thus far, the two-day event is planned as follows:

FridayDate:  Friday, Sept 26, 2014
Time:  5:00pm – 9:00 pm
Location:  Cal State Long Beach
SaturdayDate:  Saturday, Sept 27, 2014
Time:  2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location:  Cal State Long Beach


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SUSAN BURTON IN SELMA Updates & Actions Fri, 07 Mar 2014 03:58:02 +0000 SUSAN BURTON IN SELMA
Updates & Actions

Susan Burton, recognized in the Los Angeles Times as one of the  nation’s prominent civil rights leaders today, will stand in solidarity  with other advocates and movement builders on the 50th anniversary of  the historic March in Selma.  


Susan Burton in Selma – 50th Anniversary of Historic March

It was on Sunday, March 7, 1965 when nearly 600 people started a planned  march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in a well-planned and peaceful demonstration that resulted in what is known  as “Bloody Sunday.”  

It had been one-hundred years since the end of the Civil War, and many  African Americans were still facing barriers to vote.  In Selma, African Americans made up almost half the population, but only two percent had  managed to successfully register as voters.  Discrimination and  intimidation tactics blocked nearly every attempt to register and vote,  and the march on the bridge was a courageous journey toward such a  fundamental right. 
John Lewis was a key organizer of the march.  The 25-year-old son of an  Alabama sharecropper was the leader of the Student Nonviolent  Coordinating Committee (SNCC), an organization dedicated to ending  segregation and to registering black voters.  The movement practiced  non-violence.  Lewis and other leaders asked the demonstrators not to  fight back against anyone who committed violence against them during the peaceful protest. The  marchers paused for a moment, then kept walking.  The sheriff warned the people that they had two minutes to break up the march, but the  deputies attacked sooner.  The demonstrators were tear-gassed, clubbed,  spat on, whipped and trampled by horses. Television and newspapers  carried pictures of the event that became known as “Bloody Sunday,” and a disgraced and horrified nation witnessed the shame.Fifty years later substantial barriers still exist, only now they are  instituted in the age of mass incarceration.  This weekend we stand with Susan Burton and all freedom seekers, truth-tellers and reform  heroes to keep the march for justice alive.  Until we are all free, none of us are free.     

Click the link below for the inspiring article on Susan Burton and other  courageous leaders making substantial impact in the civil rights  movement today.

Media contact:
Communications Director
A New Way of Life Re-Entry Project


Hear Drug Policy’s Ethan Nadelmann speak at ANWOL 15th Annual Gala Tue, 04 Mar 2014 04:21:44 +0000

Susan Burton-2014 James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award Fri, 28 Feb 2014 04:27:10 +0000
Today, the James Irvine Foundation announced that Susan Burton of A New way of Life Reentry Project in Los Angelesjames-irvine is a recipient of The James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award.

In their ninth year, the awards recognize and support individuals who are advancing innovative and effective solutions to significant challenges in California.  

Susan is being recognized for using her personal story of tragedy and incarceration as inspiration for a program that helps formerly incarcerated women reintegrate into society.  Read more about the other recipients and watch a video of Susan’s work here:


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