Incarcerated Men and Women Making Art for a Cause:
This is the Inside/Outside Envelope Project
Envelope art is a long-standing tradition in prison art. Beautiful envelopes sent to loved ones communicate a deep connection. The Inside/Outside Envelope Project is expanding that connection out into the human family. Hundreds of thousands of men and women sit uselessly behind steel doors, a vast resource of untapped human potential. They want to help. Inmates around the country are donating their envelope art to benefit the Read Alliance.
100% of the proceeds go to the Read Alliance, serving at risk kindergarten and first graders by recruiting and training teens to provide structured one-to-one tutoring in reading. While young children achieve reading gains essential to their future success, READ teens develop college, career, and life skills as reading tutors and role models to their younger peers.
This project was initiated and organized by Phyllis Kornfeld, in collaboration with Community Partners in Action's Prison Art Program.
Tax deductible contributions can be sent to:
Cell Block Visions: Prison Art in America