An effort to help former inmates gain access to higher education is coming to Cal State Fullerton, the first initiative of its kind in Orange County.
Project Rebound, a program based out of San Francisco State University, provides mentoring and financial assistance to students who pursue advanced degrees after time behind bars. In addition to Fullerton, it is expanding its operations to CSU campuses in Bakersfield, Fresno, Los Angeles, Pomona, San Bernardino and San Diego.
“Ninety-nine percent of folks who are incarcerated come back to the community,” said Brady Heiner, director of Project Rebound at Fullerton. “It’s incumbent on us to welcome them … and provide them with the tools they need to succeed.” Continue reading in the Los Angeles Times.