Your next great diversity job awaits you

Enter any job title, skill, company...

Nationwide Search

Enter city, state or zip

Local Search ADVANCED SEARCH
    

 Prison University Project

Prison University Project

The mission of the Prison University Project is to provide excellent higher education programs to people incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison; to create a replicable model for such programs; and to stimulate public awareness and meaningful dialogue about higher education and criminal justice in California.

 

 

Our Goals

The central goals of the College Program at San Quentin are to educate and challenge students intellectually; to prepare them to lead thoughtful and productive lives inside and outside of prison; to provide them with skills needed to obtain meaningful employment and economic stability post-release; and to prepare them to become providers, leaders, and examples for their families and communities.

 

 

Through the College Program at San Quentin, as well as other education and outreach activities, the Prison University Project also aims to challenge popular myths and stereotypes about people in prison; to publicly raise fundamental questions about the practice of incarceration; and to incubate and disseminate alternative concepts of justice, both within and beyond the academy.

 

 

History and Background

In 1994 the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act barred people incarcerated in the U.S. from receiving Pell Grants. This piece of legislation effectively ended prison higher education in the U.S., as virtually all of the approximately 350 programs around the country shut down for lack of funds.

 

The College Program at San Quentin was founded in the wake of this disaster. Initiated by a professor from UC Davis, in cooperation with then-Patten College and members of the Education Department at San Quentin, the Program began in the Fall of 1996 with two classes, a volunteer coordinator, and no budget.

 

Fundraising efforts to support and expand the Program were started in 2000. In 2003, the Prison University Project formed (fiscally sponsored by the Tides Center) to provide material, administrative, and financial support to the College Program at San Quentin. In 2006, PUP incorporated as an independent non-profit organization.

 

Prison University Project Today

In addition to the College Prep and Associate of Arts Degree Programs at San Quentin, the Prison University Project provides information and guidance to academic researchers, students, members of the media, members of the state and federal legislature and their staff, individuals seeking or developing prison education programs at other institutions, people incarcerated at institutions other than San Quentin, and friends and family members of people in prison.

 

The Prison University Project also produces a bi-annual newsletter and an annual Journal of Student Writing, OpenLine; holds an annual graduation ceremony and semesterly creative performances at San Quentin; and hosts numerous other special academic and cultural events inside and outside of the prison.

 

Staff and volunteers of the Prison University Project also participate widely in public educational activities, organize cultural events, and teach, lecture, and publish on related topics.

diversity social Social Me





Diversity Outreach
  • MOVING IN THE SPIRIT

    MOVING IN THE SPIRIT

     " A Space to Soar" at Edgewood/Candler Park Station. Marking a major construction milestone, the topping off ceremony featured remarks from Moving in the Spirit’s board president, ...

    « Read More »
  • UVA's Commitment to Diversity

    UVA's Commitment to Diversity

    Diversity stands with ethics, integrity, and academic excellence, as a cornerstone of University culture. The University promotes an inclusive and welcoming environment that embraces the full spectrum of human attributes, perspectives ...

    « Read More »
  • UNLV - Bringing Together a Heritage and a Career

    UNLV - Bringing Together a Heritage and a Career

    Graduate student and instructor Crystal Lee started a nonprofit organization to pair American Indian youngsters and mentors. The medicine man was gravely ill. He didn’t know it yet. Neither did his family. Justin ...

    « Read More »
  • Canine Companions for Independence

    Canine Companions for Independence

    Become a Community Supporter Now - It's easier than ever to make Canine Companions your charity of choice! When your business, organization or club becomes an official Community Supporter, you will be supporting the most ...

    « Read More »
  • PALS PROGRAMS

    PALS PROGRAMS

    PALS Programs provides a place for young adults with Down syndrome and their peers to have fun, grow as individuals, and build transformative friendships. PALS fosters close connections and a sense of belonging, built aroun ...

    « Read More »
Diversity S.T.E.M Jobs
  • University of California, Davis: Faculty Position – Spine Surgeon


    UC Davis School of Medicine

    The Department of Neurological Surgery at UC Davis School of Medicine is recruiting a full-time faculty member in Neurological Surgery specializ ...


    City: Metro


    State: CA

    « Read More »
  • Telecom Engineer


    Union Pacific Railroad

    This job is responsible for acting within a team to design, develop and implement technical solutions to meet business partner needs. They must provide support of applications and technologies used in the daily activities of the Railr ...


    City: Omaha


    State: NE

    « Read More »
  • Associate Director


    The Getty Foundation

    Overview   The Getty Foundation is looking for an internationally recognized professional, who is a demonstrated leader in academic art history, museum practice, or conservation, to take on ...


    City: Los Angeles


    State: California

    « Read More »
  • TRS Investment Officer 1 w/ Traineeship


    New York State Teacher's Retirement System ( NYSTRS )

    Enter Job URL or Paste Job Description: The TRS Investment Officer 1 w/Traineeship will participate in the oversight and management of specific equity real estate investments consisting of directly owned properties an ...


    City: Albany


    State: New York

    « Read More »
  • Women United (WU) Manager


    United Way of Central and Northeastern CT

    Join Our Team!  Career Opportunity   As the Women United (WU) Manager, you will be responsible for developing and cultivating relationships for the pur ...


    City: Hartford


    State: Connecticut

    « Read More »
  • Development Manager


    Hiring Diversity Talent

    Co-founded in 2005 by Robert Redford and his son James, The Redford Center draws on the family’s deep expertise in filmmaking and activism to produce, fund, inspire and fiscally sponsor impact driven media projects that showcase ...


    City: San Francisco


    State: California

    « Read More »
  • Director - Master of Fine Arts in Writing


    Pacific University

    The College of Arts and Sciences is seeking applicants for the position of Director of the MFA in Writing Program, an exceptional low-residency program in the Pacific Northwest. Visit our website at ...


    City: Portland


    State: Oregon

    « Read More »
  • Early Childhood Manager


    Generation Hope

    Position: The Early Childhood Manager works with the Director of Programming to manage Next Generation Academy Program, focusing particularly on providing high quality educational programming and services t ...


    City: Washington


    State: DC

    « Read More »
  • Content Marketing Manager


    orOregon State University - Ecampus

    Oregon State University Ecampus, a division within Oregon State University (OSU), is seeking a content marketing manager. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the ...


    City: Corvallis


    State: OR

    « Read More »
  • Security Officer : Protective Force Officer


    National Renewable Energy Laboratory ( NREL )

      ...


    City: Golden


    State: Colorado

    « Read More »
  • Police Officer


    Hiring Diversity Talent

    If you want to make a difference in people’s lives and help support our community, we want to hear from you! At Southwest General, one of the factors that continue to set us apart is our team of medic ...


    City: Middleburg Heights


    State: Ohio

    « Read More »
  • Regional Director of Development, Northwest, Northern Rockies and Alaska Regions


    National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA)

    National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) has an exciting opportunity for a Regional Director of Development. The focus of the Regional Director of Development is to lead the major donor fundraising efforts in the Northwest (WA, ...


    City: Seattle


    State: Washington

    « Read More »
Featured Diversity Employers
  • University of Virginia


    University of Virginia

    Welcome to Charlottesville, Virginia, home of the University of Virginia, one of the nation's first public universities. Charlottesville was rated by Money Magazine as the best place to live in the United States. ...


    City: Charlottesville


    State: Virginia

    « Read More »
  • University of Nevada,Las Vegas


    University of Nevada,Las Vegas

     In its 50-year history, UNLV has undergone an amazing transformation from a small branch college into a thriving urban research institution of 28,000 students and 3,300 faculty and staff. Along the way, the urban land-grant univ ...


    City: Las Vegas


    State: Nevada

    « Read More »
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst


    University of Massachusetts Amherst

    Something To Be Proud Of.For more than 140 years, the University of Massachusetts has provided high quality educational opportunities for Massachusetts residents and for students and faculty from all over the world. U ...


    City: Amherst


    State: Massachusetts

    « Read More »
  • University of Northern Colorado


    University of Northern Colorado

    With our rich history, dedicated faculty, active students and Division I athletic teams, we’re large enough to provide true university opportunities and small enough to treat students as individuals – it’s a place wh ...


    City: Greeley


    State: Colorado

    « Read More »
  • University of North Carolina Wilmington


    University of North Carolina Wilmington

    At the University of North Carolina Wilmington, passionate and engaged teaching, learning and research matter. UNCW is unique in its dedication to combining a small-college commitment to excellence in teaching with a research universi ...


    City: Wilmington


    State: NC

    « Read More »
  • UTC - United Technologies Research Center (UTRC)


    UTC - United Technologies Research Center (UTRC)

    United Technologies (UTC) is a diversified company that provides a broad range of high-technology products and services to the global aerospace and building systems industries. Our commercial businesses are Otis elevators and escalato ...


    City: Farmington


    State: Connecticut

    « Read More »
  • VIA Metropolitan Transit


    VIA Metropolitan Transit

    VIA proudly operates one of the best transit systems in the country. For over 30 we have worked to meet the transportation needs of our community from generation to generation. But truly meeting the needs of our community means going ...


    City: San Antonio


    State: Texas

    « Read More »
  • Metropolitan Water District of Southern California


    Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

    The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a regional wholesaler that delivers water to 26 member public agencies – 14 cities, 11 municipal water districts, one county water authority – which in turn pr ...


    City: Los Angeles


    State: California

    « Read More »
  • UTC - United Technologies - Building & Industrial Systems


    UTC - United Technologies - Building & Industrial Systems

    United Technologies (UTC) is a diversified company that provides a broad range of high-technology products and services to the global aerospace and building systems industries. Our commercial businesses are Otis elevators and ...


    City: Farmington


    State: Connecticut

    « Read More »
  • University of Colorado Denver


    University of Colorado Denver

    With 13 schools and colleges and more than 132 degree programs, the University of Colorado Denver offers a hands-on, real-world education in a vibrant city in the heart of the energetic west.   ...


    City: Denver


    State: Colorado

    « Read More »
  • University of Pittsburgh


    University of Pittsburgh

    The University of Pittsburgh, commonly referred to as Pitt, is a state-related research university located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. Founded as Pittsburgh ...


    City: Pittsburgh


    State: Pennsylvania

    « Read More »
  • University of California - Santa Cruz


    University of California - Santa Cruz

    The University of California, Santa Cruz, also known as UC Santa Cruz or UCSC, is a public, collegiate university; one of ten campuses in the University ...


    City: Santa Cruz


    State: California

    « Read More »
Friends of Diversity Profiles
  • Lamp Rynearson & Associates


     Lamp Rynearson & Associates

    Leaving a Legacy of Enduring Improvements to Our Community   We act as an extension of your firm as we have for over 55 years. Lamp, Rynearson & Associates, a civil engineering, ...


    City: Omaha


    State: Nebraska

    « Read More »
  • 3M Company


    3M Company

    3M Company (3M), incorporated on June 25, 1929, is a technology company. The Company is a manufacturer and marketer of a range of products and services. The Company operates through five segments: Industrial; Safety and Graphics; Heal ...


    City:


    State:

    « Read More »
  • Acorn to Oaks Foundation


    Acorn to Oaks Foundation

    Welcome to Garden Hills Elementary School, a dynamic learning environment with top-notch educators, an inspiring principal, and happy families. Students at GHES enjoy going to school each day in a beautiful, historic building where th ...


    City: Atlanta


    State: Georgia

    « Read More »
  • ADL ( Anti- Defamation League )


    ADL ( Anti- Defamation League )

    To stop the defamation of the Jewish people, and to secure justice and fair treatment to all..     When Chicago attorney Sigmund Livingston founded ADL in 1913, he envisioned an America where ...


    City: New York City


    State: New York

    « Read More »
  • American Academy of Neurology


    American Academy of Neurology

    The American Academy of Neurology (AAN), established in 1948, is an international professional association of more than 30,000 neurologists and neuroscience professionals dedicated to providing the best possible care for patients with ...


    City: Minneapolis


    State: Minnesota

    « Read More »
  • Black Girls Code


    Black Girls Code

    About the Founder   When I was first introduced to computer programming, as a freshman in Electrical Engineering, Fortran and Pascal were the pop ...


    City: New York City


    State: New York

    « Read More »
  • Brandeis University


    Brandeis University

    Learn, engage, lead There is no other place like Brandeis. As a medium-sized private research university with global reach, we are dedicated to first-rate undergraduate education while making ground ...


    City: Waltham


    State: MA

    « Read More »
  • Brown University


    Brown University

    Located in historic Providence, Rhode Island and founded in 1764, Brown University is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. Brown is an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution comprising undergraduate and graduate ...


    City: Providence


    State: Rhode Island

    « Read More »
  • Buncombe County - North Carolina


    Buncombe County - North Carolina

    Thank you for your interest in employment with the County of Buncombe. Buncombe County wants to find the best qualified people available to serve its citizens. Everyone who applies cannot be hired, but your application will be given e ...


    City: Asheville


    State: North Carolina

    « Read More »
  • Canine Companions for Independence


    Canine Companions for Independence

    Who We Are   Founded in 1975, Canine Companions for Independence® is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance ...


    City: Santa Rosa


    State: California

    « Read More »
  • Carleton College


    Carleton College

    Founded in 1866, Carleton College is a small, private liberal arts college in the historic river town of Northfield, Minnesota. Best known for its academic excellence and warm, welcoming campus community, Carleton offers 32 majors in ...


    City: Northfield, MN 55057


    State: Minnesota

    « Read More »
  • Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC


    Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

    If You Have Kids, Be Glad You Have Children's Regionally, nationally, and globally, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC is a leader in the tre ...


    City: Pittsburgh


    State: PA

    « Read More »