The BPI Education Fellowship is an academic and professional development program to prepare formerly incarcerated individuals to become leading professionals in the educational space.
Participants will meet twice a month from September to May. Each month will be organized around a particular subfield or practice featuring invited guests who will lead a workshop on how they rethink and reimagine the link between community engagement and educational access and equity.
Workshop topics may include:
- Restorative Justice practice in schools and communities
- Community Development and Action
- Education Policy & Advocacy
- Leadership, Change, and Improvement in Education
- Adult Literacy and Public Libraries Education Programs
- Building an inclusive and supportive community in the ED-space
- Educational Technology & Digital Citizenship.
- Curriculum & Racial Justice in the ED-space
You are eligible for the BPI Education Fellowship if you:
- Formerly incarcerated citizen
- Have completed an associate degree
- Are employed in an education-related field or actively seeking further study or a career in education-related fields.
The BPI Education Fellowship commitment includes:
- Two meetings per month for 9 months
- Individualized instruction, advising, and one-on-one engagement with experts and practitioners
- $6,000 stipend disbursed quarterly
- A series of small projects that lead into the final project
- Panel presentation at the BPI Education Symposium
2023 Application Process and Timeline
- Thursday, March 16th: Attend the Virtual Information Sessions, Click Here
- Wednesday, April 26th: Application Completion Session
- Monday, May 8th: Applications are due
- Early June: Applicants will be notified of admissions decisions
The fellowship will run from mid-September 2023 to late May 2024
Leslie-Ann Murray, Director of Education Programs Lmurray@bard.edu