Formerly incarcerated student discusses how Project Rebound can change lives.
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A look into how Rising Scholars and Project Rebound serves formerly incarcerated and system impacted students at CSULB
In 2016, Rising Scholars was created to support students that are formerly incarcerated and system impacted. Their work, now aided with the addition of Project Rebound, continues to serve the community through education, advocacy and support.
Long Beach State’s new Project Rebound program works to help incarcerated individuals who are looking to pursue higher education after reentering society.
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