Voices of Hope and Resilience 2018 Inspirational Calendars now available

Written by Melanie G. Snyder on Thursday - September 21, 2017.

We're thrilled to announce that our 2018 "Voices of Hope and Resilience" calendar is now available. This inspirational calendar addresses themes such as gratitude, forgiveness, trust, courage, resilience, and much more. It makes a terrific holiday gift! 

Make a donation to the RMO of $15 or more, and you'll get a free calendar PLUS you'll be providing an additional calendar to a returning citizen to keep track of their meetings and appointments.  

All of the art, quotes and graphic design for this calendar were created by people who have been incarcerated in Lancaster County Prison or other PA prisons and jails.

Get your copy today! Contact us at 717-723-1075 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details, or come to one of our autumn "Trauma and Resilience Series events".  (donations can be made via cash or check payable to "RMO" at one of our events, or you can make an online donation via CAP's secure online donations page at  


and BE SURE TO go to the PROGRAM dropdown list on the donations page and SELECT "RMO for Returning Citizens". Be sure to include your preferred mailing address and we'll mail a calendar to you.



About the Author

Melanie G. Snyder

Melanie G. Snyder

Melanie G. Snyder serves as the Executive Director of the Lancaster County Reentry Management Organization (RMO). She was a featured TEDx speaker at the first-ever TEDx event in Lancaster.  http://tedxtalks.ted.com/video/Breaking-out-of-prison-thinking 

She is an NIC-certified Offender Workforce Development Specialist, a certified Global Career Development Facilitator, and a certified instructor for the Annie E. Casey Foundation's Healing Communities model. She is also a trained restorative justice mediator.

Prior to Melanie's involvement with the RMO, she spent several years researching and writing the book Grace Goes to Prison: An Inspiring Story of Hope and Humanity (Brethren Press, 2009), which tells the true story of a woman who volunteered in Pennsylvania's state prisons for over 30 years, creating inmate education and reentry programs based on principles of restorative justice. After Grace Goes to Prison was published, Melanie traveled throughout the United States, doing speaking engagements and meeting with other reentry and restorative justice professionals to discuss criminal justice issues and exchange information and ideas.