Happy New Year from UBB!

WOW! What a wonderful year it has been for UBB! Not only have we increased our positive impact on prison education reform in the community, but we have also become a stronger and more sustainable organization. Because of the consistent support from all of YOU, we have had many successes this year:

  • 9 students graduated with AA degrees

  • Number of hours of education we provided this year: 4,517.6

  • Our State of the Community: The Future of Prisons event, with community leaders discussing how we can change the criminal justice system by addressing the root causes of injustice and strengthening community accountability

  • Adam Foss, founder and president of Prosecutor Impact, came to visit both MSU and WSR in collaboration with the Black Prisoners Caucus, and engaged with over 50 prisoners

  • Our annual fundraiser, Unlocking Dreams Gala, where we raised over $121,000, 22% more than last year!

We hope that you will join us in continuing the gift of education to our students by donating to our year-end campaign! Our goal is to raise $50,000, and we cannot do it without your help! Your donations will help cover tuition, fees, textbooks, and supplies, making our programs possible! Read our blog to learn how you can donate!

With 2017 to an end, we would like to take this chance by saying a huge THANK YOU to all of you!! We are so grateful for your generosity and continued support in empowering our students in prison to fulfill their potential through higher education! On behalf of University Beyond Bars, thank you for your dedication and for making 2017 a year to remember! We are even more motivated and invigorated as we move into the new year, and we cannot wait to see what is in store for 2018!