I became a participant in the Dannon Project in December of 2010. Since that I have completed various programs which will enable me to find gainful employment. The Dannon Project is also equipping me with life skill that I will be utilized for years to come. I am grateful for the opportunity to have had to be a part of an orgainiztion such as the Dannon Project, and to have had good people take and interest in my life.
Review from Guidestar
The Dannon Project is a life saver for many ex-felons coming out of the system. We truly need someone in our corner that has not only been there, but understands what it is like to be judged by society. They understand the trials and tribulations that ex-felons face on a day to day basis. The Dannon Project has been there for me through trying times in this trying time in my life. Without their support, many of us would just quit trying to succeed in life and go back to our comfort zone which would just end us right back in the same situation we began with. We need more positive influences in our lives like the Dannon Project. They truly strive to make life worth living in a normal social environment.
Review from Guidestar
My name is Dawn Greening. I became a participant of the Dannon Project in late November, early December of 2010. Since enrolling in the program, The Dannon Project has been of tremendous help to me in many ways. TDP offered me courses on lifeskills, financial literacy, finding out about all the various college options open to me. They also support me in various other ways. They give us participants moral support, they give us someone to talk to to help us figure out our next steps coming out of prison and transitioning back into society.
They make all the difference to us who have noone when we come home. They prepare us for job interviews, as well as help us find gainful employment, so that we not only feel, but we become contributing members of society.
TDP is a wonderful organization, and the people who run the program, the people who work at the program, really care, they really want to make a difference. And they do.
What started out as a tragedy for one family, became a blessing to hundreds of convicted persons all over Alabama. And, I, as a participant of this organization am truly grateful for all that they stand for and do.
Review from Guidestar
ONE MISSION ONE LIFE AT A TIME encapsulates the true attitude of each and every individual I have had the pleasure of coming in contact with at the Dannon Project. Being newly released from ( early release program ) prison has it's own unique set of problems. The staff ( from Corp. Office to Computer Lab ) exudes a true interest in every facet of my life as well as many unexpected problems ( from lack of family support to lack of interest from potential employers ). I wish to take this opportunity to thank the entire staff ( and volunteers ) for your prompt and sensitive attentivness to my needs and your continued support ( follow up as well as follow through ).
First of all let me thank God for being apart of the Project. Now as far as the program it should have been around 20 years ago, I am almost sure if it had I would have not went back to Prison.It help me at 55 years of age just think what it could do for younger men and women.
My name is Gregory Reaser. Iam one of the first ten to enroll in the Dannon Project. According to my experince, in the Dannon Project, my exspectations were met and the assistance is overwhelming satifatory. The staff members I've met in the Dannon Project showed me that their profession isn't just a job, but ther really CARE.
My experience with The Dannon Project has been outstanding. Being a participant in the program they have shown me that we do have second chance at life. They have helped me with transportation, computer skills, and interviews. There is none like this program and I am blessed to be with them.
The Dannon Project is a gift from God. If it wasn't for them I don't know where I would be. As soon as I got released from prison they were there to guide me through tough times. I appreciate the entire staff for there continuous support. They help me find employment even though i had been incarcerated. I love them all
The Dannon Project has help me in so many ways from finding a job to getting a career readiness certificate and a alabama certified worker's certificate. I don't know what I could have done without this great organization. Words can not express what they mean to me
getting out of prison not working for over a year had bought me to being on the streets of birmingham al but its aways hope i walk about 5 miles to get to Dannon Project tried first thing the front desk ask me what she could help me with; got me some water then i told my story am sitting there thinking these peoples going to kick me out or not going to help me but they did they even refer me to the Fire house for the homeless then the next day i was in computer lab and my life has changed from that day july 27 2009 and getting better and better by the day thats a blessing thanks to GOD thanks to Dannon Project "ONE MISSION ONE LIFE AT A TIME"