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Rising Scholars

Rising Scholars Video Showing Inside CDCR

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.

Best Practices For Asking Rising Scholars Students On Campus About Their Prior Incarceration Status

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.

Striving for Success Report

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.