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.
The California Community Colleges are increasingly striving to collect data about the number of formerly incarcerated students on their campuses. Data collection can raise privacy concerns and may cause tension in the relationship between Rising Scholars students and the college. This collection of successful practices may help Rising Scholars programs navigate this challenging terrain.
This toolkit contains recommendations for colleges transitioning to correspondence packet delivery during the pandemic.
This California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office webinar elevates the powerful voices of students who have experienced incarceration.
Call to action letter in support of our Black students, staff, faculty, stakeholders, partners and communities.
Justice impacted students in California community colleges are succeeding academically across multiple dimensions. In particular, justice impacted students are achieving greater success and similar if not higher grades compared to their main campus counterparts. For a rundown on this data and more, read our new report by Rebecca Silbert and Debbie Mukamal.