Justice-in-Education Initiative Featured by National Humanities Alliance

December 20, 2018 In the Press

The National Humanities Alliance, a nationwide coalition of organizations advocating for the humanities on campuses, in communities, and on Capitol Hill, mentioned the Justice-in-Education Initiative in their latest Humanities for All essay, “Goals of the Publicly Engaged Humanities”:

Operating on a similar model, numerous projects provide incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals access to humanities educational opportunities. For incarcerated individuals, Columbia University’s Justice-in-Education Initiative offers courses in local prisons. For formerly incarcerated individuals, Columbia also offers on-campus skills-intensive and humanities gateway courses. The cost of these courses is covered by the university. Those who complete the program are advised on ways to continue learning, at times through cost-free courses at Columbia.