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2022 Highlights and 2023 Goals
In 2022, we participated in several regional conferences, including “Prison to University - ALIGN“ hosted by the Underground Scholars Initiative at UC Irvine, and a regional Transfer Fair at Santa Ana Community College. Through these events, we were able to present opportunities and provide assistance to reentry community college students interested in furthering their educational careers.
Furthermore, we worked in partnership with the Employment Committee and Calbright College to provide workforce readiness training to the reentry population as part of a for-credit community college course from Calbright, helping individuals gain the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the workplace.
One of the ongoing key initiatives of 2023 the Education Committee is serving a regional coordinating role, which includes organizing an annual Los Angeles Regional Convening of higher education programs in partnership with Underground Scholars, Project Rebound, and Rising Scholars. Through this convening, we aim to provide transfer workshops that bring together all of the 4-year programs at UC and CSU under one roof, for the benefit of the reentry population.
In 2023, the Education Committee is working with LARRP Steering committee on a pilot program to craft a partnership between CDCR and employers, to identify and provide the educational resources needed for workforce readiness. This will help individuals in the reentry population become more job-ready, and enable them to access better employment opportunities. We are also excited to work with the next LARRP LEADERS cohort to move forward on all our partnership and policy goals.
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Join the LARRP Education Committee
- Build bridges from corrections to college in Southern California by providing a framework and opportunity for information and resource sharing for individuals and programs that support educational opportunities for the reentry population.
- Enhance the educational experience by linking academics, business, and the reentry community.
- Promote restorative justice, support partnerships, network, share resources, and encourage and celebrate educational excellence.
- Convene periodically to discuss progress, evaluate goals, and develop plans.