A major focus during 2018 and the foreseeable future is making the transition to becoming "The Crafting Freedom Institute." In 2017 Chrystal Regan, an African-American educator at the high school level and former Assistant Principal, was elected board chair and began to lead the board in a strategic planning process that will enable the emerging Crafting Freedom Institute to become a more sustainable not-for-profit organization. (2017–2018)

* In Spanish "aprender", in French "apprendre" and in Italian "apprendere" mean "to learn." "Apprend" underscores that the organization is concerned with learning.