The Expanding Access to Postsecondary Education Knowledge Bank serves as a one-stop resource to access research publications, news articles, events, and webinars about college in prison programs. This resource will assist corrections, colleges, researchers, advocates, and policymakers with engaging in the issues and staying informed and up-to-date. Use the refine or search functions to sort items by type (e.g., publication) or search by keyword.

Prison Education: How Programs Are Taking Education Beyond Bars

This Houston Matters segment features Donna Zuniga and Brandon Warren from the Lee College Huntsville Center. One of the largest correctional education programs in the state, Lee College Huntsville Center offers college courses for credit to incarcerated individuals in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice system. Zuniga and Warren are joined by Dr. Krista Gehring, a professor of criminal justice at the UH-Downtown.

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  • Houston Public Media
July 27, 2017
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Improving Community College Success for Boys and Men of Color: A Policy and Systems Change Agenda for California

August 01, 2017 3:00 PM

In this webinar hosted by the Alliance for Boys and Men of Color, presenters will outline the broad set of issues impacting boys and men of color in the community college system, summarize a brief history of community college reform, and discuss policy opportunities to improve outcomes for boys and men of color. The webinar will take place on 8/1 from 3:00-4:30 p.m. and presenters include: Frank Harris and J. Luke Wood of San Diego State University and Marc Philpart and Victor Rubin of PolicyLink. For more information, please visit: http://www.allianceforbmoc.org/

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Pierce College Alum Devotes Life to Transforming Lives through Higher Education

This article profiles Omari Amili who has earned an associate degree from Pierce College, two bachelor's degrees from University of Washington Tacoma (UWT), and a Maser of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies from UWT all since release from incarceration in 2008. According to Amili, the guidance of Pierce College faculty and advisors was pivotal. Amili not only felt welcomed by Pierce staff, but also learned from them about direct transfer agreements, where students can transfer credits to bachelor’s programs throughout the state, which ultimately led him to UWT.

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  • The Suburban Times
July 26, 2017
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UC is Changing its Hiring Policy to Remove Barriers to Opportunity

The University of California (UC) announced it will no longer ask job applicants to check a box on the initial employment application indicating whether they have been convicted of a crime. The policy change grew out of a discussion initiated by the Underground Scholars Initiative, which started as a UC Berkeley advocacy group supporting formerly incarcerated Berkeley students. The Underground Scholars played a key role in a similar policy change at UC Berkeley last year, as part of a nationwide movement known as “ban the box.”

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  • UC Net
July 24, 2017
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