Project Description

Faith Bartley

Lead Fellow, People’s Paper Co-op

Faith Bartley is a leader and advocate for criminal justice reform.

Faith has been a part of the People’s Paper Co-op since its inception in 2014 as part of the SPACES Artist Residency program. Faith’s leadership and vision for a program that would serve focus on women in re-entry — a historically underserved group — led her to join the Co-op permanently as its Lead Fellow in early 2015. Faith facilitates the Co-op’s biannual fellowship program for women in re-entry and is the co-founder of such ongoing community events as Ladies Night and the Village’s Winter Gathering. In her work, Faith encourages women to transform the narratives that other people have created about their lives, and hopes that she can help others to break the cycle of recidivism. She is tireless advocate and champion of those who experience societal discrimination. Faith has spoken at local, regional, and national conferences and is a recipient of the Leeway Foundation Arts and Change Grant. She is attending Harcum College, where in her first year, she made the Dean’s List while maintaining a 4.0 GPA.