City of Refuge Pastor Installation & Friendly Congregation Recognition
2:00 PM14:00

City of Refuge Pastor Installation & Friendly Congregation Recognition

The City Of Refuge Ministry is committed to encouraging God's people to live by every word of God, changing lives for the better by teaching Jesus love and truth as revealed in the bible.

City of Refuge is recognized as a Returning Citizen Friendly Congregation:

What is considered a returning citizen friendly congregation?

Any church/ministry that may already have any or all of the following in place:
~ An established prison ministry. (visits inmates for religious services etc)
~ Willing to identify a point of contact for returning citizen to meet at the church. ~ Provides returning citizen with welcome packet or list of ministry services.
~ Offer information/available resources i.e. food shelf, support groups etc.
~ Be friendly/welcoming i.e. introduce returning citizen to 2 – 3 people at the church.
~ Engage “soft questions” to determine ways the church may be of service to them. ex. What are 1-2 of your greatest concerns right now? Contact may assess if resources are available and/or offer prayer support.

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Mission to Mobilization' Walk a Month @ Health Justice Week! Georgetown University
to Apr 9

Mission to Mobilization' Walk a Month @ Health Justice Week! Georgetown University

Hosted by The Center for Social Justice - Georgetown University

Social Justice Week, coordinated by the Center for Social Justice, is an annual week of events highlighting the broad and diverse social justice work conducted by departments and organizations across Georgetown's campus.

The MTM EXperience “Walk A Month” is a facilitated, participation-based workshop for “outmates” — employers, landlords, educators, healthcare experts, human-services workers, ministers, neighbors and all community members — that simulates the challenges returning citizens face upon release. The objective is to inform and challenge participants’ perception and behavior as it relates to the realities of a returning citizen and what they encounter once they have served their time.

This workshop deals with the personal and social impact of what we call Post-release Syndrome, or PRS. In the course of the workshop, participants encounter or witness the effects of circumstances like educational challenges, medical support, unstable housing, scarce resources, hostile families and vigilant neighbors. The task of one participant, the returning citizen, is to “stay out of jail” during each of four 15-minute “weeks.”

The MTM EXperience includes an introduction, the participatory workshop and a debriefing, allowing participant to capture and discuss what they have learned.

More details and time frame to come…

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Mission Possible Podcast - Weekly Episodes!
2:30 PM14:30

Mission Possible Podcast - Weekly Episodes!

I host Mission Possible Podcast, a podcast that uncovers and shares remarkable returning citizen stories for the purpose of changing the way the nation sees Returning Citizens’ and their families.

I invite you to an opportunity to support a branch of our work through podcasting.The Mission Possible Podcast exposes the extraordinary journey of Returning Citizens achieving success amidst often insurmountable obstacles and opposition. These podcasts will also increase awareness around the disposable income spent with companies that value Returning Citizens and their nine million plus family members.

Our show is 20–30 minutes of what I call "America Undercover." Our country is rich with positive and powerful stories about Returning Citizens' character and contributions. Their work, interest to stabilize their communities, and societal contributions have been hidden. We are mining those stories in a way that teaches with the truth and corrects with compassion.

Mission Possible combines triumphant stories, tools, original music, statistics and well-being support to educate and entertain the community at large. Some of our past sponsors include Delta Airlines, IHOP, and ReedSmith!

To learn more about our show, listen to one of the currents episodes by following either of these links: Spotify or iTunes:

You will find each episode unique, impactful, thought provoking, insightful and educational during the interviews with Returning Citizens. These shared stories are transparent and compelling America toward a purposeful pursuit of their liberty and justice for all.

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Conference Speaker: Raising the Standard: Anointing Holy Women For Purposeful Ministry
11:30 AM11:30

Conference Speaker: Raising the Standard: Anointing Holy Women For Purposeful Ministry

Sheila will address:

1) How does God raise His Standard in you?
2) What processes has God used to bring this platform and service to the earth?
3) The pains and powerful work of Mission to Mobilization.
4) Never revealed personal testimonials and much more!

Mission to Mobilization' mission is to reduce judgment, increase margins and influence laws discriminating against Returning Citizens. Our efforts help resource and reintegrate returning citizens into society as contributing members in the communities in which they reside.

As the founder and Chief Mobilizer of her organization (, helps change perception through training, and equipping participating corporate employers, for-profit and nonprofit organizations, colleges, universities, and faith-based communities.

She also fosters the effort to highlight the many companies that hire Returning Citizens and encourages support through her #BUY4RC campaign.

She was recently featured on NBC4 Washington DC after being selected as a Harris Hero: Organization Helps Ex-Inmates Adjust to Life After Prison

In her Mission Possible Podcasts, she furthers MTM’s mission through the sharing of impactful and remarkable success stories of real-life Returning Citizens in an interview setting. The goal is to enlighten, encourage, motivate, and educate listeners to help drive the change in perception of Returning Citizens across the nation. Podcast (also on iTunes and Spotify)

Sheila has authored several books, workshops and curriculum for purposeful growth in life and faith. She believes in the power of prayer and is an active follower of Jesus Christ and embraces all people. She enjoys cooking, the beach and playing tennis, Sheila and her husband live in Washington, DC. Visit her website and follow her work on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Patreon/FreeReturingCitizens

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MTM EXperience Simulation | Walk A Month @ Catholic Charities
9:00 AM09:00

MTM EXperience Simulation | Walk A Month @ Catholic Charities

  • Catholic Charities - Archdiocese of Washington DC (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The MTM EXperience, simulating the life of a returning citizen allows you to ‘simulate’ walking one month in the life of someone recently released from incarceration.  During your four (4) 15 minute weeks you will engage a community of health services, employers, police, vigilant neighbors, faith community,  etc. while you pursue obtaining housing and a job. This simulation is engaging, stimulating and thought provoking.

The goal of this workshop is to educate volunteers, reentry service workers and individuals on Post Release Syndrome (P.R.S), increase community receptivity and call to action advocacy in the areas of need. 

Location: 12247 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20902

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to Apr 28

#Buy4RC, #Buy4Returning Citizen Outreach @ Food & Spirits Festival April 27 & 28

  • Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join MTM Mobilizers at the Food and Spirit Festival at the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds to learn more about ways to help support returning citizens and their families!

Don’t Forget to take selfies at companies that hire and support returning citizens and post them on your platforms to promote our support.

Visit to see list of supporting companies!

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Women to Watch Hosts MTM' Chief Mobilizer Sheila Murphy
7:00 PM19:00

Women to Watch Hosts MTM' Chief Mobilizer Sheila Murphy

Host Susan Foley Rocco will host Sheila A. Murphy

Susan Foley Rocco Founder Producer and Host of Women to Watch™ Media, on CBS Radio Global Growth Board Member at Global Thinkers Forum will interview Mission to Mobilization’ Chief Mobilizer Sheila A. Murphy.

Women to Watch™ Media, LLC is a multi-media platform that showcases women leaders from around the world. Through an intimate conversation, women share their story with an emphasis on "the real story behind their title." The mission is "To inspire and encourage more women to pursue leadership roles worldwide." 

To listen live and learn more about Women to Watch visit

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to Apr 30

2nd Chances Month


Update 3/31/2017–U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) introduced a resolution that would designate April 2017 as "Second Chance Month."

"We applaud Sen. Portman for his resolution declaring April as Second Chance Month," said Craig DeRoche, Prison Fellowship®'s senior vice president of advocacy and public policy. "As America’s largest outreach to prisoners and their families, Prison Fellowship was founded on the conviction that every person has God-given dignity and potential. We join over 50 organizations in celebrating Second Chance Month this April to unlock brighter futures for the millions of Americans who have repaid their debt to society."

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