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Higher Education in Prison Program Cohort Application

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Apply to the Higher Education in Prison Cohort Program

The 2019 application deadline has passed. Please sign up for our newsletter to receive updates about the 2019 Higher Education in Prison Cohort Program and receive announcements about future cohort opportunities.

In 2019, the Alliance launched a program to strengthen the network of higher education in prison programs. The Higher Education in Prison Cohort Program promotes meaningful co-learning and collaboration. We do this by supporting program leaders who are working to create, sustain and grow higher education in prison programs. The inaugural two-year cohort includes 12 programs from around the United States. Program participants are at different stages of their evolution, they offer many different types of programming, and have various leadership structures.

The cohort represents the diversity of the higher education in prison stakeholder community, including credit and non-credit bearing programs, degree and non-degree granting programs, various institutional types, geographic locations, and types of facilities; size of program; diversity of staff, leadership, and program participants; and existing program infrastructure. By bringing these programs together, we hope to foster a supportive environment where practitioners can collaborate and engage in collective problem solving. The outcomes of the cohort will help inform future projects of the Alliance.

Participating programs receive:

Participating programs commit to:

Eligible programs must meet the following criteria:

Please direct questions about the cohort to: cohort@higheredinprison.org

The 2019 application deadline has passed. Please sign up for our newsletter to receive updates about the 2019 Higher Education in Prison Cohort Program and receive announcements about future cohort opportunities.