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.
EJP seeks a Full-Time Operations Manager! We will start reviewing applications on October 1, 2015 and keep the position open until filled. Please see the job description here.
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Applications to Work with EJP due October 1, 2015
We welcome applications to work with our prison-based education programs at Danville Correctional Center. Applications are due on Oct. 1, 2015 to participate in Chicago Anti-Violence Education (C.A.V.E.), a trauma-informed peer-led anti-violence program; to teach a for-credit course; become a member of the Mindfulness Discussion Group or Language Partners (our ESL program); or become a writing, math, business, or science workshop instructor. We also seek academic advisors and writing tutors. Applications and more information about our programs are available here. Click for a flyer.
The Ripple Effect
EJP’s newest initiative is based in Champaign county and all are welcome. The next meeting of The Ripple Effect (Reaching Inside Prisons with Purpose and Love) will be from 5:30 – 7pm pm on Monday, October 19, 2015 at Bethel AME Church, 401 E. Park Street, Champaign. We will share a meal and write cards and letters to people in jail and prison. All are welcome, especially children. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
EJP Scholarship Forms Available Now
Applications are now available for returning citizens, family members of EJP students, family members of those incarcerated at Danville Correctional Center, and family members of Danville Correctional Center staff. Each year EJP offers $500 scholarships to individuals in the above categories. Please contact Scholarship Coordinator Perry Benson for more information: email@example.com