FOR OVER A DECADE, Each One Reach One has remained dedicated to its mission to divert incarcerated youth from a life in prison to become productive community members through mentor-based performing arts and academic tutoring programs.
WHO WE ARE— Each One Reach One (EORO) believes that young people have the right to learn from the choices that landed them in a lock down facility, and when given the opportunity and encouragement that they will take personal responsibility for building a better future for themselves.
WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO— EORO was founded in 1997, as an advocacy organization to divert incarcerated youth and youth on probation from a life in prison. Over the past decade, we have evolved into a unique non-profit that organizes the community to participate in diversion programs serving detained youth. Our mentor-based program model engages over 100 community members annually as individual mentors, tutors, actors and painters while promoting cooperation and collaboration among the juvenile justice systems various components.
Each One Reach One received the New American Community Award from the National Council on Crime and Delinquency in 1999 for and was chosen as one of thirty-six “extraordinary organizations that transform lives and strengthen communities” by The San Francisco Foundation in 2007. This year the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, nationally recognized EORO as one of 50 semi-finalists out of 459 nationwide nominations for the 2010 Coming Up Taller Award. In 2011, the YGCIC-EORO inside out collaborative programming received Outstanding Workforce Partnership Award from the San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development.
The information above can be found on the official website of Each One Reach One. For more details about the organization and to find out how you can volunteer, please visit their website: http://www.eoro.org