Investing in Futures

The benefits of postsecondary education in prison for your community

Past Event
Wednesday, Dec 4, 2019
8:30 AM — 10:30 AM
Bank of America

*Registration begins at 8 am, event begins at 8:30 am.

Access to postsecondary education for people in prison has the power to change individual lives and entire communities. Please join the Bank of America, Corrections to College California, and the Vera Institute of Justice for a briefing on the importance and significant benefits to the business community of expanding access to postsecondary education for people in prison. The discussion will frame the national and local conversations on this issue to highlight the implications for your community. Panelists will delve into findings from the  Investing in Futures report and the  Don't Stop Now report, focusing on the established economic benefits of higher education in prison—in areas such as public safety, employment, and state economy.


  • Arthur Bembury, Executive Director, Partakers
  • Carole Cafferty, Co-Director, The Educational Justice Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Mary Haynes, Director of Continuing Education, Massachusetts Department of Correction
  • Gregg Croteau, Chief Executive Officer, UTEC
  • Margaret diZerega, Project Director, Vera Institute of Justice
  • Carl Miranda, Director of Roca Boston, Roca
  • Ben Pierce, Hiring Manager, Holt & Bugbee Company
  • Jose Pizzini, UTEC Young Adult
  • Rebecca Silbert, Director of Corrections to College, The Opportunity Institute
  • Kerry Sullivan, President, Bank of America Charitable Foundation