The Mission of the WJRF

is to support kids and youth that have been impacted by incarceration...

Who is the WJRF?

The Wanda Joyce Robinson Foundation, Inc. is an independent, non-partisan 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that fosters partnerships aimed at healing and unifying our community. We welcome a diversity of ideas and experiences in our search for equitable and inclusive solutions to address the impact of parental incarceration on children and youth.

The Wanda Joyce Robinson Foundation is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive community by recognizing, respecting, and celebrating individual differences and commonalities in our board members, families, volunteers, and community partners.

 

We have equipped ourselves with a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Specialist that will aid in creating a holistic learning environment that prepares our board members, families, volunteers, and community partners to be invested, educated, and accountable citizens for our local and global communities. We believe in protecting the rights of all board members, families, volunteers, and community partners regardless of socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, political affiliation, age, sexual and gender orientation, geographical origin/background, or religious beliefs. 

 

We acknowledge the need to learn from those who are different and to grow from varying experiences as they have the impact to influence our own beliefs. Our goal is to provide diverse, equitable, and inclusive opportunities for all board members, families, volunteers, and community partners through quality workshops and trainings.

What do we do?

educate.

  1. Provide financial support and resources to the school-based K-12th grade KRUSH groups in Frankfort and Franklin County.
  2. Partner with KRUSH to provide statewide training for educators.
  3. Adam Hyatt Memorial Scholarship
  4. High School Outreach to assist with college and career planning, field trips and more.​

connect.

  1. Monthly support group for parents and caregivers of children impacted by incarceration
  2. Monthly support group for parents and caregivers of children impacted by incarceration
  3. Family fellowship events
  4. Visitation with incarcerated parent through partnerships with Franklin County Regional Jail and GTL video communication

prevent.

  1. Amachi of Frankfort mentoring program. Implemented nation-wide, in over 100 cities
  2. OMAC (Operation Making A Change) program for youth at risk of being involved in the juvenile justice system

from our community

Working with the children of incarcerated parents is a vital key to helping reduce recidivism and the positive impact the foundation has had on this community is incredible!
Chuck Geveden
GTL: The Corrections Innovation Leader

We have personally experienced how helping a child with a parent who is incarcerated creates a special bond with both the parents and the child. Sometimes, good folks just need a helping hand.
Mike + Kelly Hawkins
MLH & A, Everyday Matters

We believe in Dale Robinson. We have seen the dramatic impact that incarceration had on the life of his children and him personally and we are supporting his efforts to improve the lives of others.
Ashley Sutphin + Kyle Thompson
Capital Court Authority

get involved

How can you help?

Want to get involved with our organization? We’d love to have your support. Here are some things we need:

The Wanda Joyce Robinson Foundation is a non-profit organization. Your donations help us provide services and support to our families. 

Our volunteering opportunities are vast, but could include chaperoning a field trip, helping with childcare during Second Thursdays, providing transportation to extra-curricular activities and more. Learn More

We’re building a mentor program for kids in Franklin County. Learn more.

Need a speaker for an event, church, team or club? We’d love to come share about our foundation and get to know your group better. Send us an email at info@wjrfoundation.org

You’re invited

Upcoming Events

See our Events Calendar for upcoming events and information.