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Jon Ponder is a HeritageCARES advisory board member and the CEO of HOPE For Prisoners.

Hope for Prisoners assists people returning home from prison by providing our clients with long-term support and services as they work to reclaim their lives and rejoin their families and their standing in the community. We give them hope. Hope changes lives.
Jon Ponder uses his own struggles and experiences with the prison system and substance use disorder to help inmates prepare for all aspects of societal re-entry.

Jon's Bio:
As CEO, Mr. Ponder is responsible for all aspects of the programs and services including overseeing a comprehensive array of programs designed to assist individuals within the judicial system to successfully reintegrate into mainstream society. He is responsible for developing and implementing strategic planning for the organization, and he is extremely passionate about the value of mentoring for persons coming out of correctional settings. He routinely collaborates with board members, other community organizations, churches, and federal and state governmental agencies, with a focus on collaborative and synergistic approaches. Mr. Ponder is himself, an ex-offender with more than ten years experience in providing training for offender populations in correctional settings. His personal life experiences uniquely equip him to provide the guidance, direction and motivation for individuals attempting to reintegrate into society following incarceration.
https://hopeforprisoners.org/
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@JonDPonder
Jon Ponder is a HeritageCARES advisory board member and the CEO of HOPE For Prisoners. Hope for Prisoners assists people returning home from prison by providing our clients with long-term support and services as they work to reclaim their lives and rejoin their families and their standing in the community. We give them hope. Hope changes lives. Jon Ponder uses his own struggles and experiences with the prison system and substance use disorder to help inmates prepare for all aspects of societal re-entry. Jon's Bio: As CEO, Mr. Ponder is responsible for all aspects of the programs and services including overseeing a comprehensive array of programs designed to assist individuals within the judicial system to successfully reintegrate into mainstream society. He is responsible for developing and implementing strategic planning for the organization, and he is extremely passionate about the value of mentoring for persons coming out of correctional settings. He routinely collaborates with board members, other community organizations, churches, and federal and state governmental agencies, with a focus on collaborative and synergistic approaches. Mr. Ponder is himself, an ex-offender with more than ten years experience in providing training for offender populations in correctional settings. His personal life experiences uniquely equip him to provide the guidance, direction and motivation for individuals attempting to reintegrate into society following incarceration. https://hopeforprisoners.org/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/jon-ponder-1299a675/ @JonDPonder read more read less

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