Enhancing Data Driven Research within the Prison System: The true knowledge lies within the individual

One of our missions within the Civic Participation Project is to review the literature that focuses on transition programs for inmates who are coming back into the community. It is clear that there is a vast amount of empirical research showing the positive correlations between these programs and their participant’s ability to gain employment, utilize … More Enhancing Data Driven Research within the Prison System: The true knowledge lies within the individual

CPP in the News: Spotlight on “Opportunity Gaps for Boys and Young Men of Color”

Last week, Teachers College professor and CPP Co-Director, Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz, spoke at a meeting of the New York Board of Regents and advocated for New York state to allocate funding to “coordinate a statewide version of President Obama’s 2014 My Brother’s Keeper program,” making New York the first state in the nation to answer the President’s call to … More CPP in the News: Spotlight on “Opportunity Gaps for Boys and Young Men of Color”

Campus Dialogues on Race, part II: Accountability, Action, and Participation

Join the Civic Participation Project on Tuesday December 8th from 1-2:30PM in Thompson 229 for a follow-up CCP Cafe discussion about racial dialogues on college campuses. Your voice and participation matters in thinking about What Comes Next. Coffee and tea will be provided. #whatcomesnextTC? The Civic Participation Project at Teachers College Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz, Lalitha Vasudevan, … More Campus Dialogues on Race, part II: Accountability, Action, and Participation

CPP in the News: Spotlight on Poverty and Inclusion

CPP Co-Director, Laura Smith, was cited in The Nation for her research on the widespread impact of poverty and social exclusion for communities. Here is an excerpt from the article: In The Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith noted that central aspects of living in poverty include marginalization from public life and suffering the stigma associated with being … More CPP in the News: Spotlight on Poverty and Inclusion

CPP Cafe: Race dialogue on American campuses (and elsewhere)

Join us Monday, November 16, 2015 for an open conversation in response to the debates and dialogues going on across the nation’s college campuses about race, diversity, belonging, justice, and more. Come prepared to share, to listen, to discuss, and to explore ways for us to move together as a campus community in meaningful and generative … More CPP Cafe: Race dialogue on American campuses (and elsewhere)

The 3rd Edition of The Confined Arts Opportunities & Change Art Exhibition/Conference

The Confined Arts is a platform for currently as well as formerly incarcerated visual and performing artists to showcase their talent. The organizers have also opened this platform to those artist who work in or around prisons and directly with the issues of mass incarceration, as well as those who have been affected by mass … More The 3rd Edition of The Confined Arts Opportunities & Change Art Exhibition/Conference

New report on the overreach of policing and disciplinary practices: “Black Girls Matter”

In a new report titled, Black Girls Matter: Pushed Out, Overpoliced And Underprotected, Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw and her co-authors Priscilla Ocen and Jyoti Nanda bring forth the experiences of young African American women facing increased surveillance and overreaching forms of policing and discipline in their daily lives — at school, in their communities, and across the institutions to … More New report on the overreach of policing and disciplinary practices: “Black Girls Matter”