College & Community Fellowship is turning 20! That's 20 years of academic support, community building, and criminal justice reform. As a lead up to our 20th Anniversary Gala on October 13, 2020, we will be sharing stories from some of the people who helped make it possible. Every person in our community - from individual donors to project partners - plays a role in our success and for that we are grateful.
Since our founding in 2000, CCF has emerged as a national voice helping to raise the issue of higher education within criminal justice reform. We have reached thousands of women through our college and career programs, with hundreds going on to receive their college degrees (including B.A, M.A., and J.D.). Our advocacy work has resulted in the development of the Second Chance Pell Experimental Sites initiative and in the State University of New York removing criminal history screenings on college applications. In 2016 we launched THRIVE, a technical assistance program that supports the successful reentry of criminal justice-impacted people nationwide. After receiving THRIVE training, the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in partnership with Unite HERE! Local 54 Union hired 38 individuals with criminal justice histories.