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

Until March 1, 2016 we will accept applications for Fall 2016 and, for for-credit course instructors, for both Fall 2016 and Spring 2017. Please visit our Apply to EJP page, which provides detailed information about the application process. Check out Upcoming Events to learn about Info Sessions you can attend, or click on this flyer. Our annual symposium, “What I’ve Learned from Teaching in a Prison,” will be Monday Feb 8 at the Illini Union. Click here for more information. Our Fall Open House at Danville Correctional Center is Friday Feb 26, 2016. Please RSVP with the EJP office by Tuesday Feb. 9. This spring we especially seek applications from prospective Anti-Violence Education (CAVE), Language Partners, and Mindfulness Discussion Group members. 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, February 15, 2016 at Bethel AME Church, 401 E. Park Street, 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 Feb 23, 2016 from 5:30 – 7pm. Please contact info@educationjustice.net 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. We also welcome your input. Please send us your suggestions, corrections, and revisions. You can reach us at  info@educationjustice.net or 217.300.5150.

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