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Northwestern Prison Education Program Seeking Volunteers

The Northwestern Prison Education Program (NPEP) is a partnership between Northwestern University and the Illinois Department of Corrections to provide a high-quality liberal arts education to incarcerated students in the state of Illinois.

Graduate students can get involved in NPEP in various ways. You can volunteer at Stateville Correctional Center, where incarcerated students take credit-granting courses, by organizing and participating in reading groups, providing one-on-one tutoring, and offering support for individual courses.

Advanced graduate students can also (co)-teach “mini-courses” at the Cook County Jail. The courses, which run for four to six weeks, are meant to be introductory, skills-building classes, and can be in any discipline. For more information, please visit the NPEP website.

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