Liberal Arts in Correctional Facilities (LACF) Program Receives $60,000 Grant!
CC’s "Liberal Arts in Correctional Facilities" program will be continuing after receiving a $60,000 grant. The program, run in association with the CCE, provides CC faculty to offer core liberal arts courses at no cost to either incarcerated men and women or to the Colorado Department of Corrections. CC faculty teach in Pueblo at the Youthful Offender System, a medium-security correctional facility with strong educational and therapeutic programs for individuals in their late teens and early 20s.
Many national studies demonstrate the effectiveness of education in curbing recidivism and opening pathways to success for offenders returning to society. CC’s program at YOS, a collaboration with Pueblo Community College, serves these goals.
Denver’s PB and K Family Foundation has awarded the LACF program a three-year, $60,000 seed grant toward sustaining Colorado College’s contribution to the regional public good through in-prison education. LACF has since raised another $15,000 and is seeking further funds to secure the long-term future of this educational contribution to the public good.
To download and read the official press release, click here.
Strategic Planning Update
We launched a strategic planning process in January 2018 with one core goal — to forge a strengthened vision for how the CCE could cultivate and deepen community-engaged teaching, research, and action in ways that advance the mission and strategic plan of the college. In the CCE’s plan summary, you will find a new vision, mission, foundational aspirations, and exemplar strategic initiatives that illustrate core strategies moving forward. View the full plan.
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