Education opportunities for former felons

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Georgetown University created a credit bearing prison education program

I am looking for educational resources:

  • Can I go to school with a criminal record
  • Are scholarships available to former felons
  • What if I didn’t graduate from High School
  • Learning to read and other basic skills

Education tools for going to school with a criminal record

New technology help inmates prepare for reent”ry

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” – Malcom X

  1. A guide to continuing education after prison
  2. College resource center for reentry from prison
  3. Degrees for individuals with felony or misdemeanor
  4. Back to school manual
  5. Online schools and career opportunities  
  6. Criminal history and student conduct
  7. Convicted felons in higher education and the reduction of recidivism rate
  8. Life after a felony conviction: Don’t waste time with a college degree
  9. How I learned to read and trade stocks in prison, TED Talk from Curtis “Wall Street” Carroll
The case for pursing alternatives to higher education

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela

  1. The College Initiative is a community of successful, positive and supportive students, alumni and staff dedicated to creating pathways from criminal justice involvement to college and beyond.
  2. Georgetown University’s new credit bearing prison education program
  3. In this class, prisoners and Georgetown students grapple with difficult lessons”
  4. Prison Reform Project” is part of a recently-created line of courses in the Department of Government (designated as GOVX) that follow a non-traditional structure and format, based on different methods and schedules of instruction and learning. 
  5. Education, Training Assistance and Employment (Washington DC)
  6. Georgetown prison scholars program at the DC jail
  7. Utah Prison Education Project
  8. New Technology Helps Utah Inmates Prepare for their Return Home
  9. This is the Alabama Prison Arts and Education Project
Former felon becomes a paralegal and is applying to law school

“Attitude is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than what people do or say. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill.” – Charles R. Swindoll

Education tools to help you find scholarship opportunities

Curtis Carroll learned to read and trade stocks while in prison

“Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.” ― Jim Rohn

Education tools for learning to read and getting your GED

  1. Can I go to college without a GED or high school diploma
  2. Get your GED in California
  3. Free online GED test
  4. GED prep in Connecticut
  5. National literacy directory resource to help you learn how to read
  6. Resources to help you learn how to read from LEAP literacy program
Education opportunities for former felons
The Felon Toolbox education opportunities for former felons