Pathways to Campus

With support from the Ascendium Education Group and the Ichigo Foundation, Jobs for the Future’s Center for Justice & Economic Advancement is excited to launch the Normalizing Education Collective (The Collective), a year-long community of practice designed to support non-profit postsecondary institutions nationwide as they explore building or expanding high quality postsecondary pathways in prison that lead

Second Chance Month Reflection

Executive Director, Ved Price 

Alliance for Higher Education in Prison

April 2024

 

Reentry and Chances

Second Chance Month has noble aims, and in many ways has strived to address the collateral consequences that extend long beyond a person’s release from incarceration.

Breaking Barriers: Bridging Worlds in Prison Education and Student Advising

MIT is holding an event to gather professors, students, policy makers, and members of the business community to discuss equitable hiring practices and the barriers that individuals from marginalized communities face in socioeconomic, professional arenas. This event is to discuss and improve public support for second chance hiring practices for formerly incarcerated individuals and will be featuring the story of Daniel Dart, MIT's first formerly incarcerated student at the Sloan School of Business. 

With a submission deadline of May 1, 2024, The Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities is soliciting manuscripts for their journal on the role of higher education in prison and returning citizens on campuses and communities. The purpose of this issue's theme is to gain insight into how higher education institutions address prison education, transition, and reentry for incarcerated students.

The topic suggestions for content are fairly broad, but all must include evidence-based theories or practice with supportive data.

This news article from Open Campus is a guest essay written by Lyle C. May, a prison journalist in North Carolina. In the essay, Mr. May writes about how gaining access to education on death row gave him the tools to fight back against policies that restricted that access.

These best practices from Jobs for the Future (JFF) can help those involved in prison education build post-release educational pathways for incarcerated students.