Prison life presents numerous challenges to inmates, often leading to material, physical, and spiritual duress.

However, humanity bears a remarkable ability to rise above the rough patches.

Tayba Foundation believes in human potential. Through thoughtful, well-designed programs, Tayba helps clients acquire the tools needed to unlock human potential and forge a healthy future. The three components of Tayba’s program are Education, Life Skills, and Re-entry.

1. Education 

Peer-reviewed studies presented by the U.S. Department of Justice show that inmates participating in postsecondary education while incarcerated have a recidivism rate 46% lower than the general prison population.

Harnessing the power and potential of postsecondary education, Tayba provides clients with postsecondary opportunities in Islamic Education, Higher Education (Degree Programs), and Art Education.

2. Life Skills 

Tayba recognizes that many clients lack the skills needed to address the ambiguities and difficulties of life.

That’s why we teach applied life skills needed to navigate the difficulties and complexities of prison and, when released, the free world, by becoming contributing and law abiding citizens.

Finding housing, jobs, and counseling services, are a few of the myriad ways we help our students re-integrate into society.

While religious education and other forms of higher education are important and can be  factors in rehabilitation and reducing recidivism, there is also a need for practical life skills.

Through a series of coaching, peer-mentorship, utilizing existing course programs, and creating courses where needed, Tayba helps develop a track of learning for each individual that suits their reality.

3. Re-entry 

Tayba works with the individual once they are released in a series of coaching and peer-mentoring sessions by checking in with them regularly, offering any tips and advice to increase the success of their re-entry, and connecting them with community members who can act as role models.

Our team includes formerly incarcerated individuals who have made a successful re-entry into society.  Tayba staff gauge successful re-entry by the individual not re-offending, getting off parole, having a stable family and job, as well as other factors our team uses to assess each individual case.