Welcome to the Reentry Campus!
Check out our Founder and Director James Monterio's recent interview on GoLocalProv Live about our newest grant award and how our programming allows returning citizens to better transition back into their communities.
Our most recent podcast feature is on Felony Inc from the Startup Radio Network. The Felony Inc podcast features interviews with previously incarcerated individuals who have launched their own startup companies after serving their time. Listen here, or on Apple Podcasts!
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Reentry Campus News
September 30, 2018
RI Reentry Collaborative
The Reentry Campus is pleased to announce that together with the Amos House, the Center for Prisoner Health and Human Rights at the Miriam Hospital, the Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence, and OpenDoors, the RI Reentry Collaborative has been formed and received a $1-million federal grant from the Office of Justice Programs, that will provide comprehensive services for Rhode Islanders being released from incarceration. Read the full article here.
August 2, 2018
The Reentry Campus Program would like to thank the RI Foundation RYKAT Fund for believing in us and investing $20,000 into our work.
Founded in 1916, the Rhode Island Foundation is one of the nation's oldest and largest community foundations. The Rhode Island Foundation is a proactive community and philanthropic leader dedicated to meeting the needs of the people of Rhode Island.
December 5, 2017
Thank you to John Legend, Unlocked Futures, and Bank of America for investing in and supporting the Reentry Campus Program!
Unlocked Futures aims to drive meaningful progress to address key challenges related to America’s criminal justice system, which currently houses 2.2 million individuals, costs taxpayers $80 billion a year, and disproportionately affects communities of color. The initiative will provide funding to help break down barriers to reentry and renewal that face so many people leaving prison. Read the full article here.
November 22, 2017
Social Enterprise Greenhouse
The Reentry Campus is proud to announce that it has been chosen as part of the 2018 Cohort of Social Enterprise Greenhouse!
SEG creates positive social and economic impacts by supporting social entrepreneurs and enterprises with the tools and networks they need to thrive
Social Enterprise Greenhouse is a network of 400+ social enterprises and 300+ business and community leaders who contribute time, expertise, and money to support them to grow and achieve social and economic impact. We enable a statewide network of partnerships and supports for these social entrepreneurs that will serve as a national model.
October 30, 2017
We are proud to announce that our ED, James Monteiro has been selected to participate in JustLeadershipUSA’s (JLUSA) annual yearlong “Leading with Conviction” (LwC) leadership development program!
LwC is rooted in the principle that the most compelling advocates for criminal and juvenile justice reform are those who have been directly impacted by mass incarceration. We look forward to bringing you updates on the experiences in the program over the next 12 months.
To learn more about JLUSA and to join its fast-growing and diverse nationwide membership, click here.
August 25, 2017
Through Amos House our recently released students will have access to transitional housing services, substance abuse counseling, as well as nationally recognized certifications in carpentry and culinary programs.
Amos House is a nonprofit social services agency that provides hospitality and direct services to the homeless and poor of Rhode Island. They work in collaboration with other agencies and groups to address issues of hunger, homelessness, and poverty, and are committed to reducing recidivism and helping people who battle with addiction.
July 30, 2017
Roger Williams University, SCS
The Reentry Campus signs an MOU with RWU, SCS that allows for one of the lowest rates in the nation, $500 a course, to incarcerated students, and a reduced rate of $750 a course for students transferring into RWU, SCS from the Reentry Campus.
RWU, SCS is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and provides our students with over 41 certificate and degree programs to choose from.
More info here.
January 16, 2015
Echoing Green, BMA
With seed funding from Echoing Green, a globally recognized organization, we were able to gather a lot of information of what works and what does not work for recently released individuals who are attempting to finish Post Secondary Educational dreams that began inside prison.
Echoing Green Fellows include the founders of Teach For America, City Year, One Acre Fund, and Last Mile Health, as well a First Lady of the United States, a mayor of Providence, RI, and the director of the largest environmental law center in the U.S.—plus hundreds more who continue to lead in the social sector. More info here.