Free. Reception to follow.
New Leash on Life USA
When Norberto ‘Rob’ Rosa was thirteen years old, a judge told him that he’d be a career criminal. At eighteen, he was sentenced to twelve years in prison. A puppy training program there changed his life, and today Rob is the Director of Operations for New Leash on Life USA.
While racing with Temple’s cycling team, Kaelin Proud began volunteering for Gearing Up and befriended founder Kristin Gavin. Today, she is their Program Director, providing women in transition from abuse, addiction, and/or incarceration with the skills, equipment, and guidance to safely ride a bicycle for exercise, transportation, and personal growth.
Join Rob and Kaelin for an informal conversation about the challenges and rewards of working with returning citizens, and the value of offering second chances.
This event is part of Eastern State's ongoing Searchlight Series of events addressing issues in contemporary corrections.