NYU’s Prison Education Program Receives $1 Million Grant from Mellon Foundation

New York University has received a $1 million, three-year grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support its Prison Education Program (PEP), an initiative that brings a college education to incarcerated individuals at New York’s Wallkill Correctional Facility.

“In just a few years, NYU’s Prison Education Program has demonstrated that engagement in the classroom can create opportunities for successful new pathways after incarceration,” explains Nikhil Singh, an associate professor in NYU’s Department of Social and Cultural Analysis and founding faculty director of the Prison Education Program.

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