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, on March 1 and October 1. (The next round of applications will be due September 30, 2016, since Oct 1 falls on a Saturday.) 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.
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 copy of the guide, please contact us. We are not charging for the guide. However, if you can afford to make a contribution, we ask that you do so. Each guide costs around $15, and we need help distributing them 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 217.300.5150. The 2016-17 edition of the guide will be released in late October 2016.