BUILDING PROMISE USA

Dismantling the cycle of incarceration, unemployment and homelessness one person at a time. 

Our MISSION

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.

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OUR VISION

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
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Reginald Smith

Founder & Chair of BPUSA

Reginald "Reggie" Smith is the Founder and Chair of the Board of Building Promise... Read More

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Carl F. Hunter II, M.Div.

Executive Director

Carl F. Hunter II, M. Div. is the Executive Director of Building Promise USA... Read More

Dr. Robinson

Board Member

Dr. Robinson is the founder of the Excellence and Advancement Foundation... Read More

Frank Ringer

Board Member

Frank Ringer has over 20 year of executive management and 

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Jessi Garza

Board Member

Jessi Garza is the owner of JG Law, PLLC. Growing up in the small town of Palacios, TX... Read More

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Kenneth Thompson, Sr.

Board Member

Kenneth D. Thompson, Sr., brings a talent for children's and father advocacy... Read More

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Hank Perret

Board Member

Hank served as President and CEO of the Central Texas Food Bank... 

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Amanda Cassidy

Board Member

Amanda's involvement with substance abuse spans a period that runs parallel to... Read More

Laura Sovine

Board Member

Laura currently serves as the Executive Director for the Sobering Center of Austin... Read More

 
OUR CORE VALUES
COLLABORATION

We believe in forming partnerships and collaborations to reach broad-based solutions that maximize fiscal and intellectual resources and reduce social stigma.

PEER-DRIVEN

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.

RECOVERY
ORIENTED

We are a recovery-oriented service provider that respects all paths to recovery.

RESPECTFUL

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.

STEWARDSHIP
FOCUSED

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.

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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.