Prison Project

We can't change the past, but we can affect our future.

Project Mañana believes that prison should be a place of rehabilitation. Changing an inmate's heart is the first step in creating a productive and rehabilitated member of society. This project provides prison inmates with a first-hand experience of God's love through discipleship workshops.

In 2011, Project Mañana formed the Institute For Authentic Manhood;™ and has assembled a team of experts who work directly with inmates and their families. The Institute also serves prison officials and men in various communities throughout the Dominican Republic. In 2017, Project Mañana expanded its services to women by launching the Institute For Authentic Womanhood™.

The Prison Project is also home to the annual Returning Hearts Celebration; where inmates have the opportunity to spend the day with their children as we convert the prison yard into a fun carnival atmosphere. Learn More.

Grad Kounter™:

8,132 people have graduated from the Institute For Authentic Manhood & Womanhood.™ (as of December 1, 2021)




Institute For Authentic Manhood™ Courses:

  • Men's Fraternity™: Quest for Authentic Manhood - by Dr. Robert Lewis
  • Malachi Dads - by Lifeline Global Ministries


Institute For Authentic Womanhood™ Courses:

  • Hannah's Gift - by Dr. Kristi Miller





The Institute For Authentic Manhood™ serves in prisons in the following Dominican Republic cities:

  • Dajabón
  • La Romana
  • La Vega
  • Licey
  • Mao
  • Moca
  • Puerto Plata
  • San Cristobal
  • San Francisco de Macorís
  • San Pedro de Macorís
  • Santiago
  • Santo Domingo







Ways You Can Get Involved


The Prison Project is made possible by generous donors like you. Help impact the life of an inmate today!

No gift is too small. Here are some ideas on how you can get involved:

  • Sponsor An Inmate - $30 per month What's This?
  • Your sponsorship will provide an inmate with:

    • Workbooks - a different workbook for each course
    • Classroom supplies
    • Diploma
    • Graduation Party! - a celebration (with their family present) of their achievement.
  • Sponsor A Supervisor - $100 per month What's This?
  • Your sponsorship will provide a supervisor with:

    • Salary & Benefits
  • Adopt A Prison - $155 per month What's This?
  • Your donation will provide:

    • Salary & Benefits for a Supervisor
    • Mentorship for Inmates
    • Workbooks for up to 100 inmates - a different workbook for each course
    • Classroom supplies
    • Diplomas
    • Graduation Party for Inmates! - a celebration (with their family present) of their achievement.
  • Open A Prison - $855 one-time What's This?
  • Your donation will provide:

    • Projector w/ Case - needed to play the course videos
    • Amplifier & Microphone
    • Extension Cord
    • Flash Drive - with course video content loaded
    • Uniforms for the Supervisor & Inmate Mentors
    • Workbooks for 1 Year - a different workbook for each course
    • Classroom supplies for 1 Year
    • Diplomas for 1 Year
    • Graduation Party for Inmates for 1 Year! - a celebration (with their family present) of their achievement.
  • Donate To The Returning Hearts Celebration - $10,000 annual need What's This?
  • As part of Project Mañana's Prison Project, the annual Returning Hearts Celebration is one of the most anticipated days of the year by inmates and their children. More than 500 people participate at the event!

    A one-day event, the Returning Hearts Celebration converts the recreational yard of a maximum-security prison into a carnival atmosphere that promotes family values with rides, games, cotton candy, and great food!

    Throughout the day, inmates who have graduated from Project Mañana's Institute for Authentic Manhood & Womanhood™ get the opportunity to spend the day with their children; with the purpose of fostering a closer and healthier family relationship and bond. Together, they enjoy playing, talking, and laughing; while the inmate has a relaxed environment to encourage their children and begin to demonstrate how they're making changes to their behavior.




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