“I have experienced what it means to destroy a family and ruin a community; I now understand how to heal that community and help it to become a safer, more secure place to live.”
~ Juan, Hudson Link Alumnus
“The old me was someone you’d never want as a neighbor; the new me is someone you’d value as a friend.”
~ Frankie, Hudson Link Alumnus
“Hudson Link helped me realize that no matter how bad things get, there are positive ways to manage problems. They helped me develop the skills and insights that I need to own my future.”
~ Mary, Hudson Link Alumna
“My whole life was pointing in this direction. I always felt that I was destined to go to prison; everyone else in my family had. But prison saved my life … Hudson Link saved my life. Through education I have learned a better way of living, I have a better sense of myself, and I have started to see the person that I want to be, the person that I can be.”
~ Craig, Hudson Link Student
Hudson Link has formed robust partnerships with nine college partners and sponsors Associate and Bachelor degree programs in six correctional facilities across New York State. Associate degrees are in Liberal Arts and Sciences, while Bachelor degrees are in Behavioral Science and Organizational Management.
As the only non-profit agency in the United States founded and staffed by formerly incarcerated people, Hudson Link has forged a strong bond with the administration and staff of the NY State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, which enables our college degree programs to reach a growing number of incarcerated students across the state.
Hudson Link partners with many community-based organizations to ensure the post-release success for our alumni. Hudson Link’s Alumni Program provides job readiness skills including resume writing, employment search, professional attire, laptops and technological training, professional mentoring and job opportunities.