BUILDING PROMISE USA
Dismantling the cycle of incarceration, unemployment and homelessness one person at a time.
Building Promise USA (BPUSA) is a peer-led, peer-run and peer-driven non-profit organization whose mission is to dismantle the cycle of incarceration, unemployment and homelessness among people with justice involvement and behavioral health challenges by providing transitional and support programs and services to them, their families and their communities.
Our organizational vision is that formerly incarcerated individuals will have the opportunity to successfully transition back into the community and go on to reach their full potential.
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WHO WE ARE
Founder & Board Member
Reginald “Reggie” Smith is the Founder and Board Member of Building Promise USA... Read More
Frank Ringer has over 20 year of executive management and
administrative... Read More
Carl F. Hunter II, M.Div.
Carl F. Hunter II, M. Div. is the Executive Director of Building Promise USA... Read More
Kenneth Thompson, Sr.
Chair of BPUSA
Kenneth D. Thompson, Sr., brings a talent for children's and father advocacy... Read More
Lynda Frost, J.D, Ph.D., is the principal of Lynfro Consulting, which she founded in... Read More
OUR CORE VALUES
We believe in forming partnerships and collaborations to reach broad-based solutions that maximize fiscal and intellectual resources and reduce social stigma.
We believe that being a peer-led, peer-run and peer-driven community-based organization is important, as those closest to the problem are often closest to the solution and understand the different paths it can take to recovery.
We are a recovery-oriented service provider that respects all paths to recovery.
We believe that all citizens returning from incarceration have paid their debt to society and, therefore, should be afforded the rights, protections, and privileges that will allow them the opportunity to reach their full potential.
We believe that as an organization we must actively demonstrate fiscal and social responsibility to be the best stewards of the resources entrusted to us for the health and welfare of incarcerated individuals, their families and the communities that we serve.
WHAT WE DO
We're a peer-led, peer-run and peer-driven non-profit that provides programs and initiatives to successfully address documented service gaps for transitional services in Texas correctional facilities, focused on the individuals, their families, and communities directly impacted by mass incarceration.