Detective Kim Bogucki, co-founder of The IF Project, has more than 25 years of experience with the Seattle Police Department, focusing primarily in fostering community outreach and connectivity. Her self motivated focus led her to establish and develop nationally replicated programs; “The Donut Dialogues” and “The West Side Story” were formed to effect change for the youth
Detective Kim Bogucki, co-founder of The IF Project, has more than 25 years of experience with the Seattle Police Department, focusing primarily in fostering community outreach and connectivity. Her self motivated focus led her to establish and develop nationally replicated programs; “The Donut Dialogues” and “The West Side Story” were formed to effect change for the youth and homeless members of the community. These are examples of Kim’s innovative and successful approach to reducing cycles of crime and recidivism.
Her current role is leading the work of “The IF Project”, a unique partnership with inmates at Washington Department of Corrections facilities. The introspective writing and presentations include inmate participation, both during their incarceration and after their release and re-entry. She has received numerous awards for her work, including: The Red Cross Heroes Award, Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) Seattle Storm’s Women that Inspire Award, the Center for Children’s Youth and Justice President’s Award, the Seattle Police Foundation Excellence Award, the Seattle Chamber of Commerce Community Award, Department of Corrections Volunteer of the Year at Washington Corrections Center for Women (WCCW), the Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA) Community Leader Award, and Washington State Mentors Association Unsung Heroes Award. The Department of Corrections has enlisted Detective Bogucki’s assistance with their gender responsive initiative and she serves as Officer Liaison to the LGBTQ Advisory Council and to the East African Advisory Council. In addition, she is an active member of the board of directors of both the Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA) and Correctional Industries.
She recently launched another non-profit organization: Tithe One On (titheoneon.org), which aims at re-messaging antibullying and creating communities of kindness.
Police Officer @ Co-Founder @ We are a unique collaboration of formerly and currently incarcerated adults working together with law enforcement personnel to affect change for those who are facing issues and challenges regarding incarceration and recidivism. Our work is built upon — and inspired by — these people sharing their personal experiences surrounding the issues of incarceration.
It Started with a Question...
“If there was something someone could have said or done that would have changed the path that led you here, what would it have been?”
Detective Kim Bogucki posed this question to a group of prisoners at the Washington Correction Center for Women. Initially, it was just posed randomly to the group and inspired some discussion. On her next visit to WCCW, Detective Bogucki was surprised to find this question had incited great inspiration with one inmate, Renata Abramson. Renata had taken it upon herself to share this question with her fellow prisoners.
She asked them to take time, really consider the question and write down what they felt. The question had sparked something in them. Not just a desire to search themselves to find what could have changed their own lives, but a larger desire to impart this information to help others. Through them, we will search for answers as to how to break the chain of felonies that have brought them all here, in the hopes of preventing others from doing the same. To date, we have collected over 240 essays. From 2008 to Present (7 years) Greater Seattle AreaFounder @ Have you ever wished you could go back and thank the stranger who returned your lost wallet, or the cashier at your local store who always helps you carry your groceries, or a friend who came to the rescue during hard times, a family member who's always been there for you, or someone in your local community who is making a difference?...
Inspired by the original practice of tithing, being charitable and the fact that so many kind deeds go unnoticed everyday; we want to encourage people to stop, focus on the good and acknowledge the human acts of kindness we witness in our daily lives. You can show your appreciation to someone special by making a donation to T1O in their name in exchange for a T1O bracelet that you tie on their wrist to symbolize their kind deed. You can share their act of kindness with the world on titheoneon.org enabling them to get on the grid and join the culture of kindness.
The green cotton T1O bracelets and beads are part of a continuous cord of kindness, representing how one kind deed leads to another.
All proceeds from the T1O bracelets support programs inspired by and for young people who are interested in creating a positive change in their community. The need is ever-changing, therefore so is our focus.
Our aim is simple, instead of a community gathering together to tithe to one place, we are creating a community around tithing. So Catch An Act Of Kindness, Get On The Grid and Tithe One On! From 2013 to Present (2 years) Greater Seattle Area
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