Freeing returning citizens and communities from the prison of stigma and ignorance
Founded in 2003, Mission to Mobilization’s mission is to empower individuals, communities and organizations so they can flourish, unburdened by negative perceptions and misinformation about returning citizens.
Our values are rooted in integrity, respect, spiritual advancement and effective philanthropic service for those in need.
Mobilizing individuals and communities toward greater freedom
The Mission to Mobilization team works to improve the reunification of returning citizens with more receptive communities upon release by offering services and tools for:
Prison and jail inmates
Corrections specialists, employers, and nonprofit and community leaders
Community members, including members of faith communities
Mission to Mobilization is a nonpartisan organization and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, sexual orientation or for any other reason. While we believe that individual and community well being is rooted in spiritual well being, we work with people of all faiths or no faith. We welcome you to read our statement of faith here.
Sheila Murphy, Chief Mobilizer
Sheila has 20+ years of for and non-profit experience. Her wealth of project planning, marketing and leadership development experience bears a trail of impacted lives. Mrs. Murphy has a Master's in Church Administration and Biblical Studies, a Bachelors of Arts in Marketing and is a Licensed Minister.
CEO of Mission to Mobilization L.L.C. and President of Released for Life! 501(c)3, Sheila authored "The MTM EXperience; simulating the life of a returning citizen" and Resourced and Released; resourcing men & women released from incarceration.
Mrs. Murphy believes in the power of faith for transformed lives and communities in her work! She blends her corporate, corrections, church and community experience to move individuals towards a possible mission.
Sheila enjoys tennis, cooking, and the beach. She lives with her husband in the District of Columbia.
Marla M. Smith
This Takoma Park, MD native has over 20+ years of clinical research under her belt. Marla is committed to strengthen and support inmates, returning citizens and their families. She knows these challenges up close and fights for opportunities to help individuals regain respect, reputation and restoration while experiencing transition post incarceration. This passion is coupled with her love and network in Divinity Discipleship of Sisters. Marla’s hobbies include dancing and spending time with her family.
Jeanette has a genuine heart for people and prayer. She loves anything involving creativity and uses her talents in business. She has obtained a Bachelor's of Arts degree in Fashion Merchandising. Jeanette's work as a returning citizen advocate comes from personal and spiritual convictions to impact law and policy. Jeanette loves to sew and utilizes this love in her business and social networks.
Virginia has the heart of a servant and the skills of a carpenter. Her experience includes a career as a Benefits Manager and a Payroll Manager for a corporate law firm. Virginia has a strong passion for justice and even greater compassion for marginalized and disenfranchised people. She has lived a life engaged in prison advocacy and reform and believes in the power of faith for change. In her spare time she loves to converse, travel, and cook.