My name is Michael Clark. I was released from prison December 2019 after serving 7 years. I have a passion for exercise, writing, and learning, especially anything pertaining to the sciences and history. These interests and pursuits are what helped me do my time and grow into a better person despite the conditions and constraints. I was introduced to Common Good Atlanta by my good friend Patrick Rodriguez after I got out and had tried to apply to other colleges all to no avail. Since joining, I have enjoyed the mental stimulation of their classes which are in line with my passions and interests. I have also participated in other programs CGA offers like the running club and the newsletter. With the help of CGA, I have been accepted into Kennesaw State University, and with that, can see the unfolding of a truly bright future.