Emanuel Price

Emanuel Price’s sincerity, passion, and eloquence inspire others to emulate his work for social justice. Emanuel spent time in prison because of a mistake made as a young man.  So he understands that some people make mistakes and deserve a second chance. And in 2009 he began to develop his dream to provide just that. He started a program assisting people in their transition from prison into society. Using his own money he created and sustains Second Chances Are For Everybody (SCAFE). SCAFE’s mission is to reduce the rate of recidivism by providing support services to promote employment, empowerment, and community engagement to men and women in transition. Emanuel estimates that to date SCAFE has helped over 1,000 men, women and youth.

In 2011, Emanuel was recognized for his work with the Black Parent Initiative when he was awarded the Portland Peace Prize, which is granted by Jefferson High School students after they research people working for peace on the local level. Emanuel has been a Portland Human Rights Commissioner since late 2013. And in 2015 he was selected to sit on a new Community Oversight Advisory Board, which is led by retired Oregon Chief Justice Paul DeMuniz. The board is responsible for overseeing the progress of federally mandated Portland police reforms. Emaunel also works with, and is a board member of, HAAP, a program that promotes AIDS awareness and prevention in prison.