On April 8, 2022, New York State restored Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) funding to incarcerated people. This comes nearly 26 years after the 1994 Crime Bill banned Pell eligibility and financial aid for students in prison.
Join us to discuss the meaning and experience of college in prison, celebrate TAP restoration in New York State and what it took to get here, and how funders can sustain this work to increase access to higher education in prison.
What will you learn?
What is college in prison?
What does the pursuit of college while in prison mean for the future of people who are incarcerated, especially when they return home?
What additional support do people need to actualize the potential of their degree as they leave the criminal legal system?
How was TAP funding restored after a 26-year ban?
How can funders sustain the work to increase access to higher education in prison?
- Stephanie Bazell, Director of Policy & Advocacy, College & Community Fellowship
- Kiki Dunston, Alumni Coordinator, Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison
- Giovannie Hernandez, Associate Consultant, Adams Advisors
- Cheavanese Diedrick (Moderator), Senior Program Officer, Racial Justice, Trinity Church Wall Street
Who should attend?
All interested funders, regardless of role within your foundation. What to expect: presentation followed by Q&A.