FOUNDATION FOR LOUISIANA
Building Capacity So Our Communities Can Thrive
Since the early 2000s, Budnick taught writing classes for incarcerated youth. His involvement in juvenile and criminal justice facilities eventually turned into Anti Recidivism Coalition (ARC), a nonprofit providing support for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people. Lewis was an ARC member and had spent 24 years in prison. He met Budnick while he worked helping formerly incarcerated people gain employment through the FOLA nonprofit.