ayana bean founded a year and a day foundation (AYAADF) in 2020 to support indivuals and families who are impacted by the criminal justice system.

while serving a federal prison sentence, former Financial Aid Advisor, ms. Bean realized that prison and jail are not conducive to healing or rehabilitation. upon her release in 2014, like many, she faced challenges of having lack of resources for returning citizens to prevent recidivism.

In 2019 Ayana Bean was tapped by National Network (BET) for their American Gangster Trap Queens documentary series, which chronicles women and their crimes, to be used as cautionary tales. 2021 she became an Amazon Best seller with her author debut A Year And A Day Memoir.

Ms. Bean continues to use her knowledge, experience, growing platform and network of community partners to educate, support and create pathways of success for the community.



Is to empower individuals and families that are impacted by incarceration with restoring their independence.

We direct change in the social justice movement by connecting them with our community partners in education, equity programs, healthcare, food, entrepreneurship opportunities, housing, living wage employment, and advocacy.

Our Work

with the Beyond the bars workshop. Our mission is to empower, inspire, encourage, motivate and provide a safe open community for individuals and families who have been impacted by incarceration. introducing special guest speakers sharing their experiences, knowledge. community partners partnerships to provide resources and advocacy.


Our Community Speaks

Comillas Negras

Today I attended Business Planning Workshop with Ms. Bean and received so much valuable information. Easy to follow, hands on and answered every question that I needed answered. .

- Diane Lockhart,

Royal Secret Boutique

Comillas Negras

Business Credit Building Workshop with Ms. Bean today was one of the best workshops our space has ever hosted. We did not expect this much information from a free workshop! She really over acheived our expectations.

-Katrina Conrad ,

Conrad Associates

Comillas Negras

It is always a pleasure partnering with AYAADF/Ms. Bean conducting their free financial literacy workshops for our participants. Giving the extra boost they need toward financial independence.

- L. Milton,

Gavin Foundation

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A Year And A Day Foundation is on a mission with it's new partnership with Grow With Google to help in the advancement of the

justice-impacted community to learn the digital skills necessary to obtain gainful employment or to start/grow their own businesses.




Email: info@ayearandadayfoundation.org

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