This Rising Scholars video is playing daily in all CDCR prisons. It lets incarcerated people know that the California community colleges will welcome them when they come home and provides descriptions of a few different community college pathways. It features interviews with two formerly incarcerated college staff who are working in Rising Scholars programs.
The Rising Scholars Advisory Committee adopts the following principles to guide colleges as they exercise their local control to serve formerly incarcerated students on campus.
The Rising Scholars Advisory Committee adopts the following principles to guide colleges as they exercise their local control to serve formerly incarcerated students in prison.
The guide is designed to support students as they learn how to navigate their CDCR laptop and Canvas course.
In April 2022, the Rising Scholars Regional Coordinators hosted a training on Restorative Justice and Accountability. This slide deck was shown during that training.
Apply now for Rising Scholars Network categorical funding. Applications are due March 21.
Final FAQ with all questions and answers about the RFA. Distributed March 15, 2022.
Rising Scholars hosted this webinar on February 11, 2022. It covers expungement and record clearance, fair chance hiring, and licensing barriers in California.
List of California licensing boards subject to the new rules in AB2138 (2020)
FAQ about changes to occupational licensing brought about by AB2138 (2020), including a description of when a license can be denied because of criminal history and links to organizations that can provide legal support.