Our Partners

University Beyond Bars believes in the collaborative power, wisdom, and benefit of working with other programs committed to higher education in prison and social justice reform. We are grateful for the support of our many partners within Washington and beyond.


Seattle Central College

In 2014, UBB and Seattle Central College formed a multi-year partnership to grant college credit to UBB students enrolled in our College Pathway courses. Together we hope to continue expanding access to higher education for those incarcerated in Washington State prisons.

Freedom Education Project Puget Sound

FEPPS is a non-profit organization that offers a college program inside the Washington Corrections Center for Women.  FEPPS and UBB staff and instructors frequently collaborate on teacher recruitment, teacher training, and curriculum development.

Taking Education and Creating History (TEACH)

TEACH, a new program offered through the Black Prisoners Caucus, is a higher education program designed to bring college level instruction to the men incarcerated at the Clallam Bay Corrections Center.

Law, Societies, and Justice (LSJ) at the University of Washington

UBB and the Law, Societies, and Justice (LSJ) program at UW-Seattle partner together to offer "mixed enrollment courses" through UBB.  These classes are a mix of half UBB and half UW students who participate in a 400-level senior seminar. Advanced LSJ students can also complete a UW internship where students give 100 hours of volunteer service to UBB.

Transformative Education Behind Bars (TEBB) at the University of Washington

TEBB is a consortium of college and university educators and nonprofit organizations whose purpose is to develop and support higher education programs for prisoners in the Washington State. In 2011, TEBB and UBB co-hosted the National Conference on Prison Higher Education, which included a site visit to the Monroe Correctional Complex and a panel discussion with UBB’s Prisoner Advisory Committee.

Huskies for Opportunities in Prison Education (HOPE) at the University of Washington

HOPE is a University of Washington student group which connect with students in correctional facilities through mixed enrollment classes and conducts service projects to benefit both communities. HOPE has supported UBB through outreach events, textbook drives, and volunteer recruitment.