Step for Change

Get ready… Get Set… Go! For the first annual “A Step for Change Charity Walk” hosted by The Help Center. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, August 18, 2018, from 9:00AM to 12:00PM at Centennial Park, here in Nashville, TN.


“A Step for Change Charity Walk” is a charity event that raises awareness, advocate and support to the ex-offender population of the Middle Tennessee area. The mission of The HELP Center is to provide ex-offenders, offenders, low income individuals support to restructure their lives and achieve success with counseling, educational, employment, and supportive services. A criminal conviction doesn't have to be the end of their career road - not by a long shot. If one has recently been released from jail or prison - or are likely to be released soon - transitional work programs can help them find work immediately, and apply for jobs with employers who won't discriminate against them based on your criminal record.


The Help Center’s goal is to help prison inmates get good paying jobs, continued education and support after they return to their homes. Our experience has shown that most inmates do not know how to go about this. Even in prison, inmates can do a number of things that will increase their future success and our staff engage potential clients before they are released. Once ex-offenders return to their communities they can do more but need added support to prevent them from returning to the correctional system, a negative outcome for society often referred to as recidivism.


Every day we get a step closer to defeating the stigma of being a convicted felon. But until we do, we need your support to save every life that is compromised by this stigma. I encourage you to support “A Step for Change Charity Walk/Run,” to allow The Help Center the ability to continue the great work we are doing to provide an world altering service to the ex-offender population in Middle Tennessee. Register today, to be a voice of a second chance. Register today, to take a stance on equality. Register today, to be a beacon of light for others who are striving to make a change in their life and community.


“Without failing at one thing, there won’t be an opportunity to try again, learn and grow. Life isn’t static but dynamic. Learn to embrace whatever situation you may face and strive to overcome. Believe in yourself, knowing your best is yet to come.” -Kemi Sogunle

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A Step for Change


Saturday, August 19, 2017


Centennial Park, Nashville