Welcome to EJP

Our Mission

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.


EJP Video

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.


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, June 20, 2016 at New Covenant Fellowship, 124 W. White St, Champaign. All welcome, especially children. Please contact us at info@educationjustice.net 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 info@educationjustice.net for more information.


We are celebrating Ripple Effect’s one-year anniversary with a community forum on Thursday June 16 from 5:30 – 7:30pm at New Hope Church at 911 W. Bradley Ave, Champaign. Come hear local speakers share about their own experiences of having a loved one in prison and how we can support one another. Click here to access a flyer with more information.


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’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  info@educationjustice.net or 217.300.5150.

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
805 W. Pennsylvania Ave. M.C. 058
Urbana, IL 61801