Thank you for visiting our site. We hope you enjoy learning more about EJP’s work and the many ways that you can support it.
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.
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. The next round of applications are Friday September 30, 2016. 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.
Each year the Education Justice Project offers $500 scholarships to family members of EJP students (1), family members of individuals in Danville Correctional Center’s general population (1), and returning citizens (2). Applications instructions and materials are available below. The deadline is November 1, 2016. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Family Members of EJP students
Family Members of DCC general population
Returning Citizens (IL only)
EJP Reentry Guide
Click here to download a copy of EJP’s 2015-16 Illinois Reentry Guide! If you would like us to mail you a free copy of the guide, please contact us. We distribute the guide at no cost to make sure it’s available to everyone who needs a copy. However, it costs us about $7 to produce and mail each guide. If you can afford to make a contribution, please give. Also consider giving so that we can distribute guides to all who request copies.
Click here for FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) about the guide. We welcome your input. Please send us your suggestions, corrections, and revisions at email@example.com or 217.300.5150. The 2016-17 edition of the guide will be released in late October 2016.
We invite individuals with loved ones in prison to join us on the third Monday of each month for letter writing sessions. We provide stationery and addresses of people who have asked to receive correspondence, or write to your own loved ones. On the last Tuesday of each month is our adult support group. Both sessions are held at New Covenant Fellowship at 124 W. White Street, Champaign from 5:30 – 7. Click here for a flyer. Children’s activities and light supper provided. All are welcome. No need to RSVP. We wish to be there for you.