About our founder
founder of The End Violence Project
Tribute to Mahin Bina on Power 99FM Radio
Posted July 5th 2012
Mahin Bina was born in Iran in 1936. At the age of 20 she committed herself to the service of others, particularly in the area of human awareness, relationship, and communication. She was the creative force behind the development of the Leadership Training and Transformational Thinking Program and she also developed and trained ex-offenders to lead Freedom by Design in Community Correction Centers. This course prepares ex-offenders to live lives of freedom and contribution. Mahin received several local and national awards for her work with the inmates of Graterford Prison and the Residents of Community Correction Centers in Philadelphia.
Her legacy lives on in The End Violence Project and the work we continue in her honor. But her mark on the world is greater than the words we have for her on this page. Mahin had a great love of family - she left behind three children, seven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren - and she was "mom" for so many of the incarcerated she worked with. She could look a person in the eye and have them know that they were loved and honored as a human being - without a word being spoken.
A memorial scholarship fund has been established in her memory.