Our

Mission

Investing in the lives of those impacted by incarceration.

Our

Vision

Empowering People, Restoring Hope, Honoring God​.

Our

Values

The core values that will guide our thoughts and actions as board, staff and volunteers are:

God-led
Everything we do will uphold the teachings of Jesus Christ, honoring God.
Dignity & Respect
We will treat every person with the highest levels of dignity and respect.
Accountability
We believe that each person should be accountable for his or her own decisions and take personal ownership of their journey to independence.
Excellence
We are committed to performing at the highest levels in everything we do.
Collaboration
We will pursue every available opportunity to partner with other people, organizations and programs that maximize our impact and are aligned with our mission, vision and values.
Integrity

We strive toward conforming our behavior to our ministry values and tenants of Christian faith.

Our

History

2009

Establishes a non-profit subsidiary of Reynoldsburg United Methodist Church. Envisioned by founders as a ministry to assist incarcerated men and women with successful reentry into the community

2011

Launches EMBARK, an innovative faith-based reentry ministry at Ohio Reformatory for Women (O.R.W.) and Marion Correctional Institution (M.C.I.)

2012

Women at O.R.W. begin making Kindware, polymer clay handcrafted gifts. EMBARK House opens for men transitioning from M.C.I.

2014

Kindway becomes an independent non-profit organization.

2015

Kindway receives the Community Service Award from the Association of Paroling Authorities International

2016

50th EMBARK graduate is released from prison

2017

Formed employment partnership with a major Central Ohio employer

2018

100th EMBARK graduate is released from prison

2019

A house is opened for women transitioning from O.R.W. in partnership with Maynard United Methodist Church

2020

Strategic planning for initiating EMBARK into a third prison

Our

Staff

Board of

Directors

Partners

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