Why the push For Higher Education?
Response: We cannot speak of helping people make better choices without the inclusion of education.
In the 1960’s the prison system was very different in California and the rest of the nation. There were 21,600 prisoners in California at end of 1960 opposed to the over 160,000 Prisoners in California today. The idea to help prisoners get into college on a small scale was in sync with the times. However, things have changed. We currently have an enormous prison population that has engulfed folks from all walks of life. We now have to stop thinking small and think big in order to keep up with the times.
We cannot speak of helping people make better choices without the inclusion of education.
Expansion in the California State University (CSU)System
After long hours of fighting and advocating for growth and support for higher education as a vehicle for formerly incarcerated individuals to successfully reintegrate back into society, the time has come for expansion.
With the support of the opportunity Institute, The CSU Chancellors Office, The SFSU Associated Students, and the long standing Project Rebound team at San Francisco State.
Based on the long-term struggle of folks that have used education as a means to do good things and help others to do the same, we are announcing the expansion of service locations for ASI Project Rebound.
Project Rebound moves beyond the confines of SFSU and onto 7 other CSU campuses. With the help of a new team of professionals we will support students at CSU Fullerton, Fresno, San Diego, San Bernardino, Sacramento, Pomona, Cal State LA and Bakersfield.
The next wave
The next wave of tentative campuses is likely to be Long Beach State, CSU Stanislaus, CSU Northridge, CSU Dominguez Hills, San Marcos, CSU Humbult, and Portland State University.