Featured Collaboratory Project
Ben "Cincere" Wilson is a Program Assistant for the Institute for Transformative Mentoring, where he leads trainings, offers college and career counseling, and coordinates program operations. He also serves as a high school equivalency instructor at Exodus Transitional Community Inc. and has personal experience with the criminal justice system. For over 15 years, he has facilitated GED, mentoring, poetry, and theater programs in correctional facilities. He designed a creative writing course with the primary focus on college prep. As a mentor, Ben has helped young men navigate the pitfalls of the street life that leads to prison by helping them focus on formal and informal educational pursuits. While helping these young men, he won an “Honorable Mention” award for his submission to the prestigious PEN Prison Writing contest (2015). Ben obtained a bachelor’s degree from Bard College.