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.
Pell Grant News!
Pell Grants may be restored for incarcerated students! Since 1994, college-in-prison programs have not been able to rely on Pell Grants, formerly the main source of support for such programs. Congress and the Department of Education are both considering changing important changes that would lead to making these funds available once more. Read an interview with EJP Director Rebecca Ginsburg on the value of restoring Pell Grants.
The Ripple Effect
EJP is developing a program in Champaign County for local families impacted by incarceration. The next meeting of The Ripple Effect (Reaching Inside Prisons with Purpose and Love) will be from 5:30 – 7pm pm on Monday,July 20 2015 at Bethel AME Church, 401 E. Park Street, Champaign. All are welcome. Please contact us at email@example.com for more information.
EJP’s 2015 Spring Fundraiser
Thank you to everyone who attended and supported our May 2 fundraiser! Thanks especially to our gracious hosts, Sammer and Doug Jones of Champaign. We are so grateful to everyone who contributed to the event! You can learn more about our wonderful donors here.
Click here to view a 10-minute video about EJP’s work at Danville Correctional Center.