The mission of the Education Justice Project is to build a model college-in-prison program that demonstrates the positive impacts of higher education upon incarcerated people, their families, the communities from which they come, the host institution, and society as a whole.
Please click here to view our Strategic Objectives for 2015-18. Click here for a copy of our most recent newsletter.
Ripple Effect Fundraiser on May 9!
We’re partnering with El Toro to raise money for our newest program, Reaching Inside Prisons with Purpose and Love (Ripple Effect). Bring this flyer with you to El Toro Mexican Restaurant at 723 S. Neil Street in Champaign on Monday May 9, at any time They’ll donate 20% of your lunch, snack, or dinner bill to the Ripple Effect. We plan to use the funds to support ongoing expenses associated with the program, such as stationery and postage. Hopefully, we’ll earn enough to be able to organize a special outing for family members with incarcerated loved ones.
El Toro would prefer to receive a hard copy of the flyer, but you can also share the flyer on your digital device. Thank you for your support!
Click here to view a 10-minute video about EJP’s work at Danville Correctional Center.
Apply to EJP
We accept applications to work with EJP at Danville Correctional Center twice each year, on March 1 and October 1. Please visit our Apply to EJP page, which provides detailed information about the application process. Click here for FAQs about teaching with EJP. For-credit courses instructors in all disciplines are invited to apply. Courses may be lower- or upper-division.
Donate to EJP
We welcome your support. Visit our donations page for more information about how to contribute to our work at Danville Correctional Center, in Chicago, and in Champaign-Urbana.
The Ripple Effect
EJP’s newest initiative, The Ripple Effect, stands for Reaching Inside Prisons with Purpose and Love. All are welcome on the third Monday of each month, when we’ll share a meal and write cards and letters to people in prison and jail. The next meeting is 5:30 – 7pm, Monday, May 16, 2016 at New Covenant Fellowship, 124 W. White St, Champaign. All welcome, especially children. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or click here for more information.
In addition, we have a support group for individuals who have loved ones in prison. It meets the last Tuesday of each month. The next meeting will be Tuesday May 31, 2016 from 5:30 – 7pm, also at 124 W. White Street. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
EJP Reentry Guide
Access the 2015-16 Illinois Reentry Guide here! If you would like us to mail you a copy of the guide, please contact us. We’re happy to send you as many copies as you need. Click here for FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) about the guide. We welcome your input. Please send us your suggestions, corrections, and revisions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 217.300.5150.