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Program Directory

Our network of Rising Scholars community colleges and partner programs help to build direct pathways from incarceration to higher education opportunities, while providing incarcerated and formerly incarcerated students with the unique support they need.

The below directory includes only California Community Colleges. Information on similar programs in the California State University system can be found on the Project Rebound site, while similar efforts across the University of California are a part of Underground Scholars.

Find a program near you.

Allan Hancock College

Santa Maria, CA
Operating In
  • Lompoc Federal Correctional Institution (federal prison)
  • on campus
Programs Offered
  • AA in Liberal Arts (non-transfer Social and Behavioral Sciences)
  • AA in Social Science
  • AA in Psychology
  • BIGE – Beyond Incarceration, Greater Education (campus)
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Antelope Valley College

Lancaster, CA
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Operating In
  • California State Prison, Los Angeles County (LAC)
Programs Offered
  • AA-T in Communications Studies
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Bakersfield College

Bakersfield, CA
Operating In
  • Kern Valley State Prison (KVSP)
  • North Kern State Prison (NKSP)
  • California State Prison, Corcoran (COR)
  • California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility (SATF)
  • Wasco State Prison (WSP)
Programs Offered
  • CSU Breadth General Education
  • Free on the Outside (FOTO) Student Club
  • AA-T in Communication
  • Certificate of Achievement in Communication
  • AA-T in Psychology
  • AA-T in Sociology
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Berkeley City College

Berkeley, CA
Operating In
  • on campus
Programs Offered
  • Underground Scholars Initiative
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Butte College

Butte, CA
Operating In
  • Butte County Sheriff’s Office Day Reporting Center
  • on campus
Programs Offered
  • Non-credit workforce readiness, Career Technical Education and General Education courses
  • Ascending Scholars student club (on campus)
  • Ag-Business Career Exploration class (Butte County Probation Facility)
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Cerritos College

Norwalk, CA
Operating In
  • on campus (alternative to incarceration)
Programs Offered
  • Court to College
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Cerro Coso Community College

Ridgecrest, CA
Operating In
  • California City Correctional Facility (CAC)
  • California Correctional Institution (CCI)
Programs Offered
  • AS-T in Administration of Justice (transferable)
  • AA-T in Anthropology (transferable)
  • AS-T in Business Administration (transferable)
  • AA-T in English (only at CAC, transferable)
  • AA in Liberal Arts – Arts & Humanities (transferable)
  • AA in Liberal Arts – Social & Behavioral Sciences (transferable)
  • AA-T in Psychology (transferable)
  • IGETC certified general education
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Chaffey College

Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Operating In
  • California Institution for Women (CIW)
  • California Institution for Men (CIM)
  • on campus
Programs Offered
  • AS in General Business
  • Second Chance Pell Grant Site
  • Turning Point (prison)
  • Pinto Club (campus)

 

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