Transformation Story

Meet Ismael Zavala

“I spent 22 and a half years in prison… I remember a quote that somebody shared with me a long time ago. They said, ‘Don’t judge the second half of your life based on how you started your first half.’ That showed me it didn’t matter how you started because you still have the second half and you can do something with your life; maybe you can leave a legacy behind. That stuck with me. And I didn’t start off right, but I can do something about the second half. That’s what’s motivated me to get employment and provide for my family.”