The California Community Colleges announce the launch of the Rising Scholars Network, an equity-driven initiative of the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office to prioritize and serve incarcerated and formerly incarcerated students. Join more than 50 participating community colleges as we elevate the powerful voices of students who have experienced incarceration. Hosted in partnership with the Campaign for College Opportunity.

  • Hear directly from students, including a student who will join the webinar from prison
  • Learn how the student experience is impacted by the deep inequities of the criminal justice system, and how higher education can bring us closer to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice
  • Preview The Possibility Report, the Campaign for College Opportunity’s forthcoming report on systematic barriers formerly incarcerated individuals face in accessing and completing a college education
  • Experience Reginald Dwayne Betts, award-winning American poet and New York Times author, as he talks about his journey from incarceration to Yale Law School

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