The Colorful Background/EXPO program is a 12-week cohort designed for individuals with prior convictions. The program includes a family component to ensure everyone is involved in the growth process. The cohort consists of resume/cover letter writing, anger management, computer skills, mental health, housing, credit repair, and banking, among other topics. Upon completion, participants will receive their certification at a graduation ceremony, with gas cards and bus passes provided.
Pittsburgh Mennonite Church
May 24, 2022 at 6pm
Master of Ceremonies: Rev. Dave Swanson
Welcoming & Opening Prayer: Rev. Richard Freeman
Dinner Catered by: Terri Berriez Sweet Boutique & Cafe
Introduction of Speaker: Terri Minor Spencer
Guest Speaker: Ricky Lee Olds
Graduation Presentation: Rev. Dave Swanson
Closing Remarks & Thanks: Terri Minor Spencer & Minister Ella Scales
Guest Speaker Bio
Ricky Lee Olds
Wrongfully convicted of murder was sentenced to life without parole, served over 37 years. Motivational speaker and community educator. Ricky has a BA University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work. Research Assistant Applied and Public Sociology Masters Degree Program from Duquesne University. Executive Director House of Life Pittsburgh.