About the Alliance for Higher Education in Prison
The Alliance for Higher Education in Prison is proud to host the 2018 National Conference on Higher Education in Prison. The Alliance was founded in 2016 and is a project of Community Partners.
Our mission is to support the expansion of quality higher education in prison, empower students in prison and after release, and shape public discussion about education and incarceration.
We envision a world in which all people, including those in prison, have access to quality higher education, creating a more just and equitable world.
Theory of Change
Access to meaningful, sustained, quality higher education can transform the lives of individuals in prison, their families, the communities to which they return, and society as a whole.
The Alliance for Higher Education in Prison recognizes the depth and complexity of stakeholders involved with and impacted by higher education (and the lack of higher education) in prison. We are an inclusive organization, and welcome all stakeholders to join us in advancing our mission.
We maintain a strategic focus in the following five areas:
1. Resource and Information Sharing
2. Programmatic Support
3. Research and Data Collection
4. Public Awareness
5. Advocacy and Policy Reform