Organization Profile

Through the Bars Foundation

ABOUT US The specific purpose of our Foundation is to work with and support San Quentin and the inmates who reside there by ensuring the success and continuation of programs that aim to reduce recidivism and promote successful reintegration. We provide an umbrella of labor and support, reaching “Through the Bars” with assistance from outside for both staff and inmates who participate in these programs. OUR PHILOSOPHY With a passion for helping others, Through the Bars considers our work to be an opportunity to alter society, as we know it. People can change for the better; they simply need the direction, encouragement and knowledge needed to make those changes. We want to give every person, even those who may have been engulfed in a criminal lifestyle, the chance to make a positive impact on their lives and on the lives of those around them. By supporting programs that focus on education through history, music and the arts, we can reduce recidivism of inmates, as well as make a difference in the lives of at-risk youth.

Adult Education, Arts & Culture, Civic & Community, Internships & Employment, Justice & Legal Services, Other
San Quentin, CA, 94964