Jamii Sisterhood launches Project Freedom

February 3, 2021
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Project Freedom seeks to increase the presence of Black and LatinX instructors inside correctional facility classrooms through supporting Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) as they design their higher education in prison programs. HBCUs, due to their long history of civic engagement and anti-racist activism, are uniquely suited to provide educational services to incarcerated individuals and, in fact, are poised to lead the field of higher education in prison through rigorous research, data-driven practice, and community service with an eye for equity. Project Freedom plans to select ten HBCUs, from the south(east) and southwest, to be in the inaugural cohort and the application process opened on February 1, 2021.