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Ascendium in the News January 30, 2024

SUNY Prison Programs Get Funding

Source: Politico
Author: Katelyn Cordero

SUNY’s office of higher education in prison received a $3 million grant to bolster its services for incarcerated individuals looking to get a college education.

The funds from Ascendium – a non-profit organization that helps assist low-income communities – will be used to expand and enhance SUNY’s program to help people in prison. In addition, the money will go to the system’s “The Equity Fund,” which is used to increase access to programs and address equity gaps. And lastly the funds are slated to bolster a partnership with the National Association of System Heads to conduct research and establish a network of programming.

“Since becoming chancellor, I’ve had the privilege to attend commencements at correctional facilities, and throughout my career I have seen first-hand the positive impact education has on these individuals,” SUNY Chancellor John King said in a statement.

Read the full article at POLITICO.

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