Event | Alumni Affairs

BPI Public Health Fellows Symposium 2021

The fifth annual BPI Public Health Fellowship Symposium featured 2021 Public Health Fellows delivering video presentations (below) of their individual projects, each of which spans a diverse array of scholarly, programmatic, and policy-based examples of work in the area of public health, followed by… Read More 

News | Announcements

Announcing the Bard Microcollege for Just Community Leadership

Bard College Launches the Nation’s First Tuition-Free College Dedicated to Advocacy, Arts, and Sciences   HARLEM, N.Y. — The Bard Prison Initiative (BPI) has announced the launch of its third tuition-free microcollege, which will open in Harlem this fall.  The Bard Microcollege for Just Community Leadership will… Read More 

Profile | Alumni Affairs

Alumni Reflection Essay: Urban Vitality: The Affordable Housing Discourse in the City of Yonkers

Alumnus Jonathan Alvarez '19 participated in BPI's Community Engagement in Public Health & Public Education Internship stipend program, holding an internship with Community Governance & Development Council (CGDCNY). Below is his reflection on the experience of his internship.  The new surge of high-rise developments in… Read More 

Profile | Alumni Advocacy

Alumni Reflection Essay: The Fight Beyond the Wall

Alumnus Shawn Young '19 was invited to participate in BPI's Community Engagement in Public Health & Public Education Internship stipend program on March 13, 2020 - the day that COVID shut everything down. His original proposal to run a reentry support group through Citizen Action… Read More 

Update | Alumni Advocacy

A Call to Action: Merit Board Eligibility

To the BPI community, Since early this year, BPI has been working with New York lawmakers to change Merit Board eligibility criteria so that incarcerated students with convictions classified as non-violent can be eligible for early release based on earning college credits. I am… Read More 

Communications | Announcements

Still Behind Bars: Education and the Meaning of Freedom – A Passover Haggadah Supplement

Dear Friends, In 2014, BPI created a Haggadah supplement in partnership with Rev. Vivian Nixon, Rev. Dr. Calvin O. Butts II, Bard President Leon Botstein, and author Anya Kamenetz. Over the years, we have been delighted by the response and, following many requests, are pleased… Read More