The Prison Education Program provides educational programs to the incarcerated community, but since the coronavirus pandemic, these students have had to adjust to new teaching methods. Although the experience has been challenging, volunteer teachers share why this program and education is worth it.
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Project Rebound at the Beach
Formerly incarcerated student discusses how Project Rebound can change lives.
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.
Council members hold off on hotel safety proposal, discuss more efficient meetings
Hotel worker safety precautions Members of the Long Beach City Council went back and forth Tuesday night with City Attorney Charles Parkin over a proposal amending the Long Beach Municipal Code that would provide workplace safety precautions for hotel employees. With the Nov. 6 general election coming up, members of[Read More…]
From prison to risen
There are students on this campus who started to experiment sexually when they were 14 years old, others were raped at the same age. Some students have never lived without a roof over their head, others have experienced homelessness. Some students have never experimented with drugs, others have resorted to[Read More…]
Movie Star Danny Trejo shares experiences about incarceration with students
If you saw the toughest guy in the prison yard, you probably wouldn’t believe he was convicted for selling a bag of pure sugar to an undercover federal agent. However, this is exactly how Danny Trejo found himself serving a five-year drug sentence in 1969. “He asked me if the[Read More…]
CSULB hosts Danny Trejo and Scott Budnick to talk about incarceration
Before actor Danny Trejo was “Machete,” he was a foreman who spent the better part of a decade in and out of jail. On April 23, he and two other keynote speakers will tell the stories of their lives as formerly incarcerated individuals to an auditorium of students. Associated Students[Read More…]
From state prison to state university
Spending any amount of time locked up in prison or jail can lead to trauma and isolation that can be disorientating. Many incarcerated individuals have found it difficult to integrate back into society and avoid slipping back into old habits. In order to combat this, a resource and job fair,[Read More…]
Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia focuses on lowering crime rates through new justice lab
Seconds before a symphony of applause filled the auditorium, bright lights shined on Mayor Robert Garcia of Long Beach. The stage was his. He commandeered his audience and, with confidence said: “The state of our city is strong and getting stronger.” Residents from every corner of Long Beach filled the[Read More…]