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Rev. Dean Bucalos, Mission Specialist (Prison & Jail Ministries Affinity Group)
INCUBATE, STORIES

From Church Party to House Party

Rev. Dean Bucalos   |   November 21, 2017

Working with a development coach was an important first step for Mission Behind Bars and Beyond's institutional development. She helped them to think differently about this process and gave them a great idea: a house party.

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PRISON AND JAIL, STORIES

Upstream, Downstream

Rev. Dean Bucalos   |   December 05, 2016

It is the ongoing, ever-present, sometimes exhausting work that seeks both to save and rescue those being hurt and harmed and to dismantle the systems that are causing such pain and brokenness.

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INCUBATE, PRISON AND JAIL, STORIES

Social Entrepreneurs of Faith: Championing the Cause

Rev. Dean Bucalos   |   November 01, 2016

Social entrepreneurs adopt a mission to create and sustain social value. I have come across some amazing ideas that incredibly innovative people have launched into reality.

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INCUBATE, PRISON AND JAIL, STORIES

Empowered for Growth and Hope

Rev. Dean Bucalos   |   August 09, 2016

Mission Behind Bars and Beyond has been blessed to have received a grant from the NBA Incubate Initiative to work with a development coach.

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PRISON AND JAIL, STORIES

Black Lives Matter

Rev. Dean Bucalos   |   July 12, 2016

Last March, I had the privilege and pleasure to meet Carter, the newborn son of a friend and colleague of mine. However, beyond those sparkling and alive eyes lay the unspoken, yet real, concerns of Carter’s parents. What does it mean to bring a beautiful African-American boy into the world today? A world where black and brown men are stopped, questioned, arrested and often imprisoned at a scandalously higher rate than white men.

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Monica Wedlock Kilpatrick

Director of Connect Ministries
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CHILDREN / YOUTH / FAMILY, HUNGER / FOOD SECURITY

A Small Hand is a specialist pantry that fill the gaps government assistance does not provide, including non-food essentials such as diapers, feeding bottles, pacifiers and other hygiene necessities.