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The 2023 Smart Justice Spark Grantees are creating an educational summit to spread the Pathways to College model, helping incarcerated women build careers, and establishing a BA pipeline in prison.
Katie Wagman, Textbook Affordability Fellow, explores the impact of automatic textbook billing programs have on students and ways to protect students’ interests.
The California Student Parent Pooled Fund seeks to address the unique challenges faced by student parents, fostering equity and systemic change for this overlooked demographic. Get to know the inaugural cohort of grantees!
Through a Spark Grant, Believe in Students will center the voices of students struggling to meet their basic needs, while educating faculty and staff members through a new online offering of the #RealCollege Curriculum.
Doubling Down on Digital Equity in Tribal Communities: Introducing Two New Projects from the Tribal Resource Center
Digital inequity is especially apparent on tribal lands in California, with over a quarter of households lacking broadband service at 100 Mbps speeds. Get to know two new Digital Equity in Tribal Communities projects conducted by the Tribal Resource Center.
The 2023 Real College California Basic Needs Summit featured groundbreaking strategics to address basic needs insecurity. Uncover tangible examples, which showcase a collective commitment to recognize student basics as inherent human rights.
The Urgent Need for Increased Support for Incarcerated Women in California’s Department of Corrections
Explore the pressing issue of incarcerated women in the United States, 58% of whom are mothers. Learn why gender-specific support, mental health programs, and sentencing reform are crucial for breaking the cycle of recidivism.
Kaitlyn Wagman reflects on how student fellows can transform higher education! Apply for the Michelson 20MM Student Fellowship Program to advance textbook affordability and more.