NBC NEWS TO HONOR FOUNDER OF A NEW WAY OF LIFE
Susan Burton Named To NBC’s “Inspiration List” of 10 Extraordinary
Individuals Helping Others Alongside Lebron James and Mackenzie Scott
LOS ANGELES (June 1, 2023) – Today, A New Way of Life founder Susan Burton was announced as one of 10 honorees for NBC News’ special “Inspiring America: The Inspiration List.” Burton was named alongside LeBron James, Mackenzie Scott, Jane Goodall and others for her work helping formerly incarcerated people return home.
“Every year, millions of women are released from jails and prisons with nowhere to go,” said Susan Burton, founder of A New Way of Life and a 2023 NBC News Inspiring America honoree. "After spending 20 years cycling in-and-out of prison, I made it my life’s work to provide a safe, supportive home for women looking to rebuild their lives. I am honored to join this list of changemakers and for the opportunity to bring awareness to the plight faced by women entangled in our criminal system.”
NBC News dubbed Ms. Burton "The Invincible." Since Burton founded A New Way of Life in 1998, the organization has helped over 3,500 women successfully rebuild their lives after incarceration. The annual event will air on NBC on Saturday, June 10, at 8pm PST. The event will be hosted by TODAY’s Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb, along with NBC Nightly News’ Lester Holt.
A New Way of Life is a nonprofit reentry organization based in Los Angeles that provides support, resources, and advocacy for formerly incarcerated women. The organization was founded in 1998 by Susan Burton, who herself spent 20 years of her life incarcerated.
A New Way of Life offers a range of services, including housing, job training, education, and legal support, to help women successfully reintegrate into their communities after release from prison. The organization operates several transitional homes throughout LA County, which provide a safe and supportive environment for women as they transition from prison back to society. A New Way of Life has been recognized for its innovative and effective approach to reentry, and has helped over 3,500 women successfully rebuild their lives after incarceration.