A re-entry program celebrating the culture and strengths of African American men
VOA-MN's Amicus services has re-introduced a much-loved and effective re-entry program called Men of Rafiki.
Men of Rafiki is a culturally specific re-entry initiative that Amicus ran from 1997 through 2009 and re-introduced with support from the MN Department of Corrections in 2015. “Rafiki" is Swahili for "friend." The program combines a proven curriculum designed to help people transition from prison to community with activities and readings which celebrate African American culture and identity.