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Monday, October 21 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Challenges of Reentry: Universities Can Pave the Way to Success for Formerly Incarcerated Students

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The beneficial effect of higher education on rates of recidivism has been well documented. To that end, formerly incarcerated students enroll in college hoping to make a new start in life; yet they are faced with unique challenges ranging from using technology to managing social stigma. What can universities do to help ease the reentry process and promote student success? Cal State LA’s Project Rebound is currently balancing the reentry needs of 16 formerly incarcerated short-term offenders and 4 students pipelined from our Prison BA program after serving sentences ranging from 10 to 20 plus years. In the past year, it has become clear that our Project Rebound program is serving two distinct FIP populations with very different needs. Honest and candid dialogue will be facilitated by Cal State LA’s Project Rebound and feature two formerly incarcerated students who will share their first hand experiences, reflections, and suggestions for how any university can assist with the successful reentry of formerly incarcerated persons.

Speakers
avatar for Summer Brantner

Summer Brantner

Program Coordinator, Project Rebound & Lecturer, Sociology, California State University, Los Angeles
Summer Brantner is interested in student success and building bridges within and without the university community. She is the full time Program Coordinator for Project Rebound (PR), a program that supports the successful reentry of formerly incarcerated, aspiring scholars at Cal State... Read More →
avatar for Jeffrey Stein

Jeffrey Stein

Student, California State University, Los Angeles
avatar for Jeff Williams

Jeff Williams

Student, California State University, Los Angeles
Formerly incarcerated student at in his senior year at Cal State Los Angeles


Monday October 21, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Jefferson 1200 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA

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