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Our Mission

At Reentry Survivors, our mission is to harness the power of success stories from former inmates to inspire those on the same path, reshape societal attitudes, and amplify employment opportunities. We celebrate those who have secured pardons, reinforcing our belief in everyone's right to a fresh start. We are committed to fostering resilience, hope, and inclusivity in society.


Reentry Survivors is a collective initiative led by committed individuals including Barry Diamond and Martin "King" Sparkman. At Reentry Survivors LLC, the home of the P.R.I.D.E. (Entrepreneurship) and F.L.O.W. (Financial Literacy) Programs, each brings unique insights, experiences, and dedication to assist those transitioning back into society after a period of incarceration.

Barry Diamond, with a background in Accounting/Business Psychology from Queens College, utilizes an innovative philosophy to guide his work. He constantly challenges the status quo by questioning existing paradigms and seeking alternative solutions to problems, transforming lives by incorporating the principles of Physics and natural laws to improve lives, and leveraging faith to propel success.

Our mission is to empower, guide, and provide the necessary tools for successful reentry into mainstream society and to reduce recidivism. We believe in potential, in transformation, and we firmly believe that every individual deserves a solid chance at starting over.

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 Here are 3 keys to living an extraordinary life:

1. You must define it for yourself. What does an extraordinary life mean to you? It mustn't be influenced by other's opinions or expectations or what you believe you "should" be doing.

2. You must create your own personal operating system. This is your values, principles, and mantra (one short sentence) of your life. Again, they mustn't be influenced by "shoulds," opinions, and expectations.

3. You must be open to understanding that what most repels you isn't repulsion at all but instead attraction. Your fears, your self-doubt, and your limiting beliefs hold the keys to the life you desire.

As Marcus Aurelius said, "The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way."

Barry Diamond

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