Arouet Is: 

  • Is a 501c3 nonprofit corporation
  • Helping to fuel the women’s movement and criminal justice reform
  • A modern, innovative second-chance movement
  • A Workforce and Career Advancement Center – specializing in career placement
  • A local advocate for fair chance employment
  • Empowerment for women, their families and communities
  • A supportive, inspiring, and educational resources that assist clients in meeting their personal and professional reintegration goals

By empowering women to take their lives back and embrace the next steps; Arouet’s pre-release program educates women about health/wellness, education/career preparation, community & family integration, and goal attainment

After leaving prison, Arouet continues the journey with women after release by providing two post-release programs focused on mentorship, coaching, family reunification, financial literacy/budgeting, and career preparation

Arouet provides scholarship funding to formerly incarcerated women, allowing them to achieve their higher educational goals




“Thank you to the Arouet foundation and Televerde for believing in me when I was not sure how to believe in myself.”
Melinda L.


Alison Rapping | CEO

Shawn Lamb | Program Director

Mary Nicole Barber | Program & Grant Coordinator

Board of Directors 

    Lynne Oldham | President
    Vince Barsolo | Treasurer
    Colleen Schwab | Member
    Dana Campbell Saylor | Member 
    Jim Hooker | Member
    Jim Thorburn | Member
    Tasneem Doctor | Member

Arouet Foundation
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