Georgetown recognized the accomplishments and perseverance of 16 fellows graduating from its Pivot Program, which prepares formerly incarcerated students for entrepreneurship or employment through training in business fundamentals, liberal arts, and professional and life skills.
Georgetown’s Prisons and Justice Initiative collaborated with the Career Development team at the McCourt School of Public Policy to prepare formerly incarcerated citizens for a successful job search in the field of law.
Preparing for a dramatic expansion in the number of incarcerated students eligible for Pell Grants, the U.S. Department of Education has released new regulations to guide higher education institutions offering prison education programs.
Adnan Syed, a student in Georgetown University’s Prison Scholars Program at the Patuxent Institution and the subject of the 2014 podcast “Serial,” was released from prison this week.
A new introductory computer science program run by Massachusetts Institute of Technology is further expanding the educational opportunities available to students at the D.C. Jail, where Georgetown University’s Prison Scholars Program offers credit-bearing and non-credit courses.
Georgetown University’s Prisons and Justice Initiative recently launched in-person classes for the very first cohort of its bachelor’s degree program at a Maryland prison.
With expanded Pell Grant eligibility on the horizon, a new report considers what else is needed to improve college access and success for justice-impacted students.
Participants in Georgetown University’s Prison Scholars Program recently gathered to kick off the fall semester, attending their first in-person classes since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Georgetown Pivot Program recently celebrated its 2020 and 2021 cohorts, recognizing the fellows for their many accomplishments during an especially trying time.
Georgetown University’s Prisons and Justice Initiative will introduce a full bachelor’s degree program for students incarcerated at Patuxent Institution in Jessup, Maryland, in the next academic year.
Recognizing that hundreds of thousands of incarcerated people are poised to become newly eligible for Pell Grants, higher education advocates are not only celebrating the college access implications but also considering what’s needed to ensure quality and equity.
The omnibus spending and stimulus package passed by Congress on December 21 not only provides another round of dedicated funding for higher education institutions but also includes significant changes for student financial aid—shortening the FAFSA, allowing incarcerated students to access Pell grants, and replacing the “expected family contribution” with a new index.