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Mission: The mission of the College and Community Fellowship (CCF) is to eliminate individual and social barriers to higher education, economic security, and civic participation for formerly incarcerated women and their families. CCF guides women seeking to reclaim their lives after criminal conviction through the stages of higher education while promoting their leadership, self-advocacy, artistic expression, civic participation and long term economic security.

Accomplishments: Between CCF's founding in 2000 through June 2012, CCF has assisted 400 women and hosted 200 full fellows, who have earned 43 Associate degrees, 126 Bachelor's degrees, 57 Master's Degrees and 1 PhD.

75% of CCF students complete a college degree within four years of becoming CCF fellows. The vast majority of CCF fellows report a marked increase in income as their level of educational attainment rises.

CCF participants recidivate at a far reduced rate when compared to other justice involved women in the U.S. Fewer than 2% of CCF participants have returned to prison in 12 years as compared to 40% over three years nationally.

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In collaboration with the Fortune Society's David Rothenberg Center for Public Policy, CCF has organized the Education from the Inside Out Coalition to work on public policy issues impeding access to higher education for people in prisons and upon reentry. Visit to learn more.

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475 Riverside Drive,
Suite 1626
New York, NY 10115

Phone: 646-380-7777
Fax: 646-745-2539

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