Transitional Programs

The Transitional Programs portfolio disrupts systems of harm and creates opportunities for autonomy and success through providing non-academic support services for students, both pre-and post-release.

While the Transitional Programs portfolio is different in many ways from the Educational Programs Portfolio, these two portfolios overlap in the understanding that THEI is much more than a degree-seeking opportunity; it is an intervention, a lifeline, a community, and a support system.

Our Initiatives

The Tennessee Moving Forward guide outlines – through written narrative and a detailed user-friendly directory – resources for all essential needs for people transitioning beyond incarceration across all regions in Tennessee, including resources for housing, health and mental-health services, food security, employment and career development, higher education, legal and advocacy support, and information about reentry during COVID-19.

THEI seeks to equip our local faith communities to build supportive pre-release post-release relationships with just one person returning to their community from incarceration.

THEI seeks to equip our alumni and other returning citizens with the most basic and fundamental need that everyone deserves which is HOUSING. For all the questions that come up during the reentry process, “Where will Ilive?” is one of the hardest and most important question that our students needto answer.

Valuable Resources

Moving Forward Resource Directory

THEI Maintains a searchable list of National, State, and local resources, which you can access online at

Google Career Certificates

Google Career Certificates provide job seekers with access to in-demand skills through job training without the need for a college degree or prior experience in the fields of data analytics, digital marketing &e-commerce, IT support, project management, or user experience (UX) design.

These certificates are taught and developed by Google employees with decades of experience in these fields and are hands-on, practical, and rigorous. Learners can earn a certificate in three-to-six months part-time.