Pitzer College Bestows Degrees on Three “Inside” Students in its Inside-Out Program
August 23, 2023
There were smiles all around at the California Rehabilitation Center (CRC) in Norco on August 8 as three students from Pitzer College’s Inside-Out Pathway-to-BA program received diplomas and walked across the stage as newly minted graduates with bachelor’s degrees. The three men—Steven Jennings ’23, Pedro Rivera ’23, and Devin Rose ’23—all completed their degrees while [Read More...]
From Incarceration to the California State Assembly: Pitzer Alumnus Reggie Bullock ’22
August 15, 2022
Reggie Bullock ’22, who earned his degree through Pitzer’s Inside-Out Pathway-to-BA program, has been accepted to the Jesse Unruh California Assembly Fellowship. Assembly fellows serve as full-time legislative staff to gain hands-on experience in public policy, politics, and the California state legislature. “When I sit back and reflect from my time beginning in the criminal justice system at 14 years old to now, just getting out after a 17-year sentence, it’s definitely surreal."
Pitzer Alumnus and Inside-Out Graduate Freddy Cisneros ’21 Receives Executive Fellowship
May 24, 2022
Pitzer College alumnus Freddy Cisneros ’21, who graduated last year with a degree in organizational studies, has been accepted to the Executive Fellowship Program, a 10-month public policy fellowship offered through Sacramento State University’s Capital Fellows Programs. Cisneros is one of eight members of an initial cohort of students from the California Rehabilitation Center (CRC) who have graduated from Pitzer through the Inside-Out Pathway-to-BA program.
Pitzer College Celebrates its First Inside-Out Pathway-to-BA Graduating Seniors
May 13, 2021
On Saturday, May 15, Yusef Pierce ’21 and Freddy Cisneros ’21 will participate in Pitzer College’s virtual commencement celebration from inside a medium-security prison in Norco, CA. Pierce and Cisneros are two of eight members of an initial cohort of students from the California Rehabilitation Center (CRC) who have been accepted into—and will graduate from—Pitzer through the College’s new Inside-Out Pathway-to-BA program.
Pitzer College Launches Country’s First Inside-Out Bachelor’s Degree Program for the Incarcerated
December 10, 2020
Incarcerated men at California Rehabilitation Center (CRC) in Norco, CA, can now earn a bachelor’s of arts degree from one of the country’s top liberal arts colleges. Pitzer College, a member of The Claremont Colleges, is the first university or college in the country to develop a bachelor’s degree program for the incarcerated based on a sustainable inside-out curriculum. The inaugural cohort of eight incarcerated students in the Pitzer Inside-Out Pathway-to-BA are expected to graduate by the end of 2021.