Success Stories - Doe Fund
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Meet the Men in Blue

Hundreds of Ready, Willing & Able trainees are working hard each day to transform their lives. You’ll find a selection of their stories here.

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Carlos

An addict at 15 years old, Carlos is now working with justice-involved youth and pursuing higher education. Read his story.

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Darin

Darin came to the Doe Fund after 20 years of revolving incarceration and homelessness. He’s now a student at Bronx Community College. Read his story.

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Derrick

Since graduating from the Doe Fund, Derrick has become our Farmers Market Manager and instructs other trainees on customer service skills. Read his story.

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Craig

Craig had reached the lowest point in his life when he came to The Doe Fund twenty years ago. Today, he runs our street cleaning program. Read his story.

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Danny

“I had six months to straighten my life out or I was going to lose my son. That was my turning point. I joined The Doe Fund a week later.” Read his story.

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Guy

Guy once thought prison was where he belonged. After 9 months at The Doe Fund, he envisions a very different future for himself. Read his story.

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Mikel

After decades behind bars, Mikel was ready to take his life in a new direction. Pushing the bucket was the first step on his journey. Read his story.

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Johnny

“For the first time since I was twelve, I wasn’t a criminal. I was someone who deserved a chance in life.” Read his story.

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Terrance

A devastating childhood led Terrance to a life of crime and substance abuse. Now he’s getting his Master’s Degree at NYU. Read his story.

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Albert

“I was locked up so many times, it stopped bothering me. Sometimes I’d wonder if I was more comfortable being on the inside than out in society.” Read his story.

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Leroy

Leroy didn’t just learn culinary techniques in our kitchen. He learned how to create a new life for himself. Read his story.

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Donnie

At 50 years old, Donnie is finally on his way to earning his high school equivalency in the Doe Fund’s classroom. Read his story.