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Pell Grant Restoration and the Future of Higher Education in CA Prisons

Pell Grant Restoration and the Future of Higher Education in CA Prisons

California’s Master Plan for Higher Education has been an engine of social mobility and economic strength for the state and a masterful exemplar for our nation. With the recent restoration of Pell Grant eligibility for incarcerated students, California has an opportunity to draw from the success of the Master Plan by extending educational opportunities for upward mobility, employment, and civic engagement to a new demographic–currently incarcerated students. 

Voices of Freedom: Stories of Hope from Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Rising Scholars

Voices of Freedom: Stories of Hope from Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Rising Scholars

On February 5, 2021, at 10:00 AM you are invited to join the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office as they launch Rising Scholars, an equity-driven initiative that serves incarcerated and formerly incarcerated students. During the program, attendees will have an exclusive opportunity to preview The Possibility Report by the Campaign for College Opportunity, which was funded by a Michelson Spark Grant.

Michelson 20MM Joins California Department of Education to Identify Solutions to Close the Digital Divide

Michelson 20MM Joins California Department of Education to Identify Solutions to Close the Digital Divide

The California Department of Education estimates that nearly a half-million students still lack either a device to attend school online, network access to their classroom, or both. On February 2, 2021, Michelson 20MM founder and co-chair, Dr. Gary K. Michelson, joined California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond to announce a new effort to address the crisis: the California Digital Divide Innovation Challenge.