2021 Life Improvement Awards Celebration  

45 years ago, members of our community came together because they saw the need to change how we viewed incarcerated individuals.  From its roots as the Prison Society of Berks County Prison Society  to today’s Berks Connections/Pretrial Services, the common denominator has always been the vision that everyone deserves a second chance, and when given to tools to take the next steps, people will be more successful. 

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Virtual Celebration of the BCPS Life Improvement Awards!
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DOUBLE YOUR DONATION!  Thanks to our amazing Match Donors, donations received before midnight on May 22nd will be 

MATCHED dollar for dollar – up to $10,000!

                          Meet our 2021 Awardees!                 ​     

We honor those who have stepped up as volunteers, employers, and community members, who are living our vision of giving second chances, and to recognize clients who are succeeding in life because of those opportunities. 

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2021 Paul J. Hoh Life Improvement Awards

This award recognizes an individual, organization or employer that has furthered the mission of BCPS by improving the lives of incarcerated individuals, reentrants and their families.  Paul Hoh, this award's namesake, is one of BCPS's founders and was the first board president.

Tracy Davidheiser - Tower Health Medical Group Street Medicine (posthumous)

Brandon Sands - SAM

Acrylabs - Employer

Diebolt Landscaping - Employer

Morgan Corporation - Employer

2021 Life Improvement All-Star Awards

This award recognizes current or former clients of BCPS who, through their hard work and perseverance, have overcome many obstacles, succeeded in improving their lives, and are now making a positive difference in our community

Shawnfatee Bridges

Megan Catarious

Charles Dixon

Thank you to our Sponsors

LIFE IMPROVEMENT Sponsor

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Create OPPORTUNITIES Sponsors

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Provide SECOND CHANCES Sponsors

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Strengthen CONNECTIONS Sponsors

Friends of BCPS

Humane PA

Sadomsky and Nigrini

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Thank you to our match donors!

Jeanne & Eric Savage, Dr. Ann T. Gundry, Craig & Melissa Poole, Scott & Yvette Rehr, Spark Solutions & Support,  Rentschler Law, LLC

2017

Eric Savage

Mark Stone

2020

Life Improvement Ambassador

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Dr. Ann Gundry

Life Improvement Ambassadors

2019

Megan Huesgen

2016

Althea Harmon

Craig Poole

2018

Scott Rehr

2015 - Inaugural Class

Hamid Chaudhry

Dr. Constance P. Dent

Elsayed Elmarzouky

Linda Faye Epes, Esq.

Kate Hoh

Paul J. Hoh