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Thu, Jan 17


Taper Hall (THH 116)


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Time & Location

Jan 17, 2019, 6:00 PM

Taper Hall (THH 116), 3501 Trousdale Pkwy, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA

About the event

SC’s Prison Education and Exchange Program creates the opportunity for USC and incarcerated students to learn from each other in a rigorous and collaborative learning environment across a variety of academic disciplines. USC students design, teach, and take classes with inmates of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation System. The program aims to provide both USC and incarcerated students opportunities to think critically about themselves and the systems in which they live. Additionally, the program offers training and seminars to USC faculty who wish to teach within the prison system. Above all, the Prison Education and Exchange Program seeks to reinforce the idea of education as a fundamental human right and to facilitate connections that transcend walls both literal and figurative.

Info Session: Thursday, January 17th at 6 PM in THH 116

Link to application:

Spring 2019 Course Offerings

Ethics and Big Philosophical Ideas (Sante Fe Springs - Monday 1:00-2:30 PM)

*TENTATIVE* How the Mind Works (Sante Fe Springs - Wednesdays 1:00-2:30 PM)

Introduction to Russian Literature; Dostoevsky (CRC - Sat 8:30-10:30 AM)

Introduction to College Level Math (CRC - Sat 8:30-10:30 AM)

*More course options may be added before sessions begin.

Where we work

Sante Fe Springs CCTRP is a small, very low-security facility for women. It houses one one of five statewide Custody-to-Community Transitional Reentry Programs.

The California Rehabilitation Center (CRC) is a large, medium-security facility for men in Norco, CA.

Volunteer Commitment

Classes will have seven sessions over the course of the semester: to be a volunteer, you must be able to attend at least 3 sessions of the class you are appointed to. We will select a pool of volunteers for each class from which 4 to 5 will be appointed to each session based on their availability, to go with the lead instructor. Background knowledge is not needed and training will be conducted beforehand.

Next Steps

1. Complete form to sign up

2. Attend mandatory Orientation at Cal Poly Pomonoa - Sunday, January 27th, 12-5 pm (including travel time)

3. Have digital copy of TB test prepared to submit by January 27th

4. Class sessions begin the week of February 18th

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