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

Connected Reentry collaborates with state and community partners to offer a comprehensive range of services for our students transitioning out of prison. By reducing recidivism rates, promoting public safety, and fostering autonomy and success, Connected Reentry paves the way for brighter futures.

Join us for Connected Reentry's inaugural conference, "She Changes Everything," on May 23, 2024. This groundbreaking event will spotlight women in reentry, addressing their unique challenges and celebrating their achievements.

She Changes Everything Conference

Ogburn House is a trauma-informed reentry residential program nestled within the historic Scarritt Bennett Center in Nashville, TN. Our mission is to prioritize the well-being, growth, and successful reintegration of individuals affected by incarceration.

Learn More About Ogburn House

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.

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.