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Community of Practice Application

The Trauma-Informed and Resiliency-Based Community of Practice for California Community Colleges Teaching in Prison is presented by the McSilver Institute in collaboration with The Opportunity Institute. Applications must be submitted by 5 pm on November 28th. 

2019 Leadership Institute Application FAQ

This application FAQ will guide you through questions or concerns you may have about filling out the 2019 Leadership Institute Application. If you have other questions that were not addressed on this sheet, please email Danny@TheOpportunityInstitute.org. 

Formerly Incarcerated College Student Fund Application

Corrections to College seeks to broaden pathways and educational successes for currently and formerly incarcerated students in California’s public colleges and universities. As part of our goal, we seek to amplify the voices of formerly incarcerated college students and graduates and build a corps of formerly incarcerated students and graduates who can advocate and lead the field. We are offering 30 scholarships to formerly incarcerated students and graduates. Read the full application for details on eligibility. 

2019 Leadership Institute Application

Applications are due on Monday, October 22 by 5 p.m. Criteria is listed on the document. Please send completed applications or questions to Danny@TheOpportunityInstitute.org. 

2019 Leadership Institute Announcement

The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, the Stanford Criminal Justice Center, and Underground Scholars at the University of California, Berkeley announce a new Leadership Institute for California Community Colleges dedicated to developing, implementing and institutionalizing on-campus support services for formerly incarcerated students. Fifteen to 20 colleges will be selected, and each college will be expected to participate with a team including a formerly incarcerated student. 

Chancellor’s Office Legal Opinion on Residency of Formerly Incarcerated Students

The California Community College Chancellor’s Office of the General Counsel released a legal opinion on residency regarding students who were moved out of state during incarceration. 

Planning for Your Release: A Guide for Incarcerated Veterans

The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans has created a Guide for Incarcerated Veterans. Read more about the resources they recommend that Veterans seek post release.

Guidebook for California Incarcerated Veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs has published a guidebook to assist incarcerated Veterans as they prepare for release from state or federal correctional facilities in California. Read more to learn what kind of resources Veterans may be eligible for upon re-entry into their communities. 

College in Jail Toolkit: How to Build a Successful Partnership Between a Sheriff’s Department and a Community College

This toolkit will assist California’s community colleges and Sheriff’s Departments as they build partnerships to provide college education inside county jails.

New “Excused Withdrawal” for Incarcerated Students: Revision to Title 5

The California Community College Chancellor’s office has issued a revision to Title 5 allowing colleges to assign an “EW” to incarcerated students who are involuntarily transferred or released early. Read more to learn how this revision can impact your students.