The Brown Couch with Vanita Nevis | Zach Ruppel | Episode 6

We're here with the last episode of The Brown Couch with Vanita Nevis before the new year!

Vanita Nevis - Program Coordinator, ARCH - welcomes Zach Ruppel to her couch. Zach is a volunteer with the Central Ohio Restored Citizens Collaborative, a returning citizen himself, and a talented artist. Vanita and Zach discuss spirituality, leadership as a returning citizen, and the trauma inherent within the prison system. 

We hope you all enjoy this episode of The Brown Couch and stay tuned for future guests in 2022!

 

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The Brown Couch with Vanita Nevis | Ashley Shears | Episode 5

Good news! Episode Six of The Brown Couch with Vanita Nevis is here!

Vanita Nevis - Program Coordinator, ARCH - welcomes Ashley Shears to her couch. Ashley is an entrepreneur, wife, and mother. Together, the pair talk about what it meant to support her husband when he was incarcerated and all the challenges it entailed.

We hope you all enjoy this episode of The Brown Couch and stay tuned for future guests!

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The Brown Couch with Vanita Nevis | Tim Myers | Episode 4

Episode four of the Brown Couch with Vanita Nevis is here!

Vanita Nevis - Program Coordinator, ARCH - welcomes Tim Myers, returning citizen and allstar Citizen Circle volunteer to her couch.  Together, they talk about the evolution of the Citizen Circle in Franklin County and what it means to be a reentry volunteer.

We hope you all enjoy this episode of The Brown Couch and stay tuned for future guests!

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The Brown Couch with Vanita Nevis | Mark Merriweather | Episode 3

Episode three of the Brown Couch with Vanita Nevis is truly special.

Vanita Nevis - Program Coordinator, ARCH - welcomes Mark Merriweather, returning citizen and curriculum developer, and his son, Mark Jr to her couch to talk about what it's like to be incarcerated together, and how they're striving to break familial cycles of imprisonment. Grab a few tissues and settle in for a compassionate and heartfelt conversation between father and son. 

We hope you all enjoy this episode of The Brown Couch and stay tuned for future guests!

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The Brown Couch with Vanita Nevis | Mujeddid Muhammad | Episode 2

Announcing Episode Two of the Brown Couch with Vanita Nevis!

Sit down with Vanita Nevis - Program Coordinator, ARCH - as she welcomes industry professionals, returning citizens, and long-time friends to her home for a conversation on reentry.

This month's guest is Mujeddid Muhammad! Mujeddid is a Program Instructor at IMPACT Community Action, and a returning citizen.

We hope you all enjoy this episode of The Brown Couch and stay tuned for future guests!

 

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The Brown Couch with Vanita Nevis | Weslee Pullen | Episode 1

Announcing: The Brown Couch with Vanita Nevis!

Sit down with Vanita Nevis - Program Coordinator, ARCH - as she welcomes industry professionals, returning citizens, and long-time friends to her home for a conversation on reentry.

Her first guest is Weslee Pullen. Weslee has a long history in reentry, and is extremely knowledgeable in his field. Additionally, he is certified as a Mental Health Provider, a Chemical Dependency Counselor, and as a Peer Support Specialist Supervisor.

We hope you all enjoy this episode of The Brown Couch and stay tuned for future guests!

 

 

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