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  • Educate don’t Incarcerate: Reversing the School-to-Prison Pipeline a Talking Transition conversation November 20, 2013 4 - 6pm
  • Mission: To enable people with criminal justice involvement to receive quality education appropriate to their needs and aspirations so that they become engaged and productive members of their communities; To make education a core component of the reentry policy, strategy, and practice in New York; and To shift public priorities and resources from incarceration to educational access and success for communities affected by mass incarceration.
  • NYREN launches City Policy Recommendations designed to create a comprehensive strategy to centralize education in reentry in NYC
  • Join the conversation on Twitter… @Eio_coalition #HigherEd4All @ReentryEdNet #EducateDontIncarcerate @TalkNYC2013 #EducationforReentry @BilldeBlasio #Prison2School Sample Tweets: Support access to education for formerly incarcerated people! #TalkingTransition #HigherEd4All #EducateDontIncarcerate Reform in-prison education in New York City @BilldeBlasio @Eio_coalition #TalkingTransition #HigherEd4All
  • Recommendations for Higher Education: • Create and staff college and career resource centers on Rikers Island • Restore Pell and TAP grants for incarcerated students • Abolish the Box on college admissions forms
  • Recommendations for Rikers Island Expand and fund a robust literacy and high school equivalency program on Rikers Island for students 22 and older, including those with learning and language needs
  • Increase cross-sector communication & collaboration Share and track the educational status, planning, and progress of students across agencies and sectors.
  • Join the conversation on Twitter… @Eio_coalition #HigherEd4All @ReentryEdNet #EducateDontIncarcerate @TalkNYC2013 #EducationforReentry @BilldeBlasio #Prison2School Sample Tweets: Support access to education for formerly incarcerated people! #TalkingTransition #HigherEd4All #EducateDontIncarcerate Transform NYC w/ Access to Ed for Folks in CJ system @BilldeBlasio @EIO_Coalition @ReentryEdNet #TalkingTransition #Educatedontincarcerate
  • Government leadership & Community partnership Appoint a policy advisor in City Hall and convene an advisory task force to address policies and practices related to educational access and success
  • ` 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. NYREN City Policy Recommendations Appoint a policy advisor in City Hall & convene an advisory task force to address policies and practices related to educational access and success Share & track the educational status, planning, and progress of students across agencies and sectors Expand & fund a robust literacy and high school equivalency program on Rikers Island for students 22 and older, including those with learning and language needs Create & staff college and career resource centers on Rikers Island Design & implement professional development and training opportunities for front-line corrections and education staff on education's critical role in successful reentry 6. 7. Workforce development & employment agencies should actively support the educational, vocational, and career aspirations of justice-involved people Expand & fund community-based programs for 16 to 26 year-olds using a positive youth development framework Education from the Inside/Out Coalition Policy Recommendations: 1. Restore Pell grants for incarcerated students 2. Restore the Tuition Assistance Program for incarcerated students 3. Abolish the Box on college admissions forms
  • Thank you to our presenters! Glenn Martin Terrence Coffie John Gordon Marlon Peterson Vivian Nixon T.G.E Bianca Van Heydoorn Damion Samuels Cheryl Wilkins Trevor Mobley Stacy Soria Yolanda Peterkin Charzel McGill Johnny Perez Elizabeth Payamps Ray Tebout Jonathan Marrero Beth Mirarchi, TSC artistic director Kevin Cordero College & Community Fellowship’s Theater for Social Change Ensemble photos by Lee Wexler/ ImagesForInnovation.org
  • Thank you for coming! Please continue the conversation: #EducationforReentry #HigherEd4All #Prison2School