Our Impact

In 1991, there were 772 college-in-prison programs nationally in 1,287 correctional facilities. In 1994, the Violent Crime Control & Law Enforcement Act banned all prisoners from receiving Federal financial aid in the form of Pell grants. As a consequence, by 1997 the number of college-in-prison programs had dropped to 8. In 2018, UBB offered 54 courses, awarded 920 quarter credits, and logged over 5000 volunteer hours.

40+

Degrees earned

In just the last two years, 27 student graduated with an associate’s degree and 2 students earned their bachelors.

 

15+

Years Serving Incarcerated Students

UBB grew out of the Black Prisoners Caucus and became a non-profit in 2005. We have been providing educational opportunities at the men’s prison in Monroe ever since.

 
 

5400+

Thousand of volunteer hours

UBB has over 80 committed volunteers who donate thousands of hours of their time a year. In 2018 alone, volunteers gave over 5400 hours .