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Promoting Higher Education for Ex-offenders

July 14, 2015

Shawntelle Fisher, founder of SoulFisher Ministries  
Shawntelle Fisher
Credit Alex Heuer

With the intent to enroll in school after serving her last prison term, Shawntelle Fisher went out on a limb and contacted an advisor at St. Louis Community College. She was shocked, she said, that the advisor accepted the call from prison and was eager to help her.

“I let him know what I wanted to do when I got out, and he told me to contact him,” she explained. “He said, ‘I’m not really concerned about where you’ve been, I’m concerned about where you are going.’”

Listen to Fisher's story as heard on St. Louis Public Radio.