Second Chances at Success: From Incarceration to Graduation and Beyond

Moderator: Molly Lasagna
Panelist: Keyimani Alford
Panelist: Ruben Anthony
Panelist: Peter Moreno
Panelist: Jonathan Stenger
Panelist: Shannon Ross
Location: Madison College’s Goodman South Campus The Jack Daniels III, Community Rooms (second floor), 2429 Perry St.
Reinstatement of Pell grant eligibility for incarcerated learners in 2023 is a significant step forward in equitable access to higher education. It also increases the urgency for improving quality and coherence of postsecondary education pathways and the need for wide, welcoming transitions to campus, degree completion and into meaningful employment. Further, these must be coordinated across fragmented systems spanning state agencies, prisons, nonprofits and colleges. This session will offer perspectives of leaders from across sectors with a focus on two questions: (1) What role can community-based organizations play in strengthening supports for individuals reentering their communities, and (2) What reforms are most urgent as the field of higher education in prison heads towards Pell reinstatement? Reception precedes the session at 6 p.m.
Tickets: Free in-person session
Sponsor: Presented by Ascendium

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