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Our Life Improvement Ambassadors

Ruby Martin

2022 Life Improvement Ambassador

Connections Work recognized Ruby Martin as the 2022 Life Improvement Ambassador. For over 30 years, Ruby has been improving the lives of individuals with justice involvement though her volunteer efforts.

In 1989, Ruby’s daughter was working for Connections Work (BCPS at that time), and she invited her mother to our annual banquet. Ruby and her friends from work and church reserved several tables for the event. She was inspired and became a member of the Berks County Prison Society.

In 1992, Ruby helped organize the Alliance of Black Lucent Employees (ABLE) at AT&T (currently known as Lucent Technologies). ABLE connected with Connections Work to provide outreach services within the Berks County Jail. Some of her fondest volunteer memories were bingo nights with the female inmates. Ruby’s involvement with Connections Work expanded to include Mother’s Voice, Family Connections Picnics and Holiday Parties, and the Returning Citizen Career Fairs.

Ruby has demonstrated a significant dedication and commitment to our organization, and has championed our cause and furthered our mission of inspiring hope and supporting second chances.

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