Mark your calendars for Wednesday, March 18! The Washington University Prison Education Project presents excerpts from the recent PBS documentary College Behind Bars, a film that highlights students pursuing college degrees through the Bard Prison Initiative. The film screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring the voices of current PEP students, PEP student […]
This spring semester, the Prison Education Project will offer 7 classes for MECC students. Classes will cover math, science, social science, writing and more. For more information on each course, please see the course descriptions below.
On May 22, 2019, Prison Education Project students, their friends and family, and members of the Washington University PEP community came together to celebrate the inaugural graduation of 10 students graduating with their Associate in Arts degrees from University College at Washington University in St. Louis. Ten graduating students received Associate in Arts degrees from […]
The Prison Education Project would like to congratulate Ronald Keebler, a first-year student who joined the program in June 2019, on recently receiving an honorable mention for his submission to a contest hosted by the Washington University Common Reading Program. Keebler's winning submission was a poem titled "Double Edged Sword," which can be read below. […]
The Prison Education Project (PEP) supports breaking down barriers to education and creating more opportunities to learn. Learning occurs through many forms and in many settings, not just from lectures in a traditional classroom. Some of the best learning happens through dialogue and discussion with others, and book clubs have long been known for creating […]
The Prison Education Project hosted a successful summer workshop series this July, featuring three workshops facilitated by various members of the Washington University in St. Louis academic and professional community. Jan Duchek, Associate Professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences and of Occupational Therapy and Director of The Learning Center, led an “Achieving Academic Success: Tips […]
The Prison Education Project is excited to announce that it has partnered with the Divided City Initiative to support and develop two interdisciplinary urban humanities courses for PEP students at Missouri Eastern Correctional Center. These courses will be integrated as part of the greater PEP curriculum. The first course, “Landscape Architecture: The Art and Science of […]
The Prison Education Project is excited to announce that rising junior Talia Weine, a Religious Studies major and Writing minor at Washington University, will be joining the team of PEP interns. She will be assisting PEP with research requests, office organization, creation of fundraising materials, and other administrative tasks. "I am so happy to be […]
This fall, the Prison Education Project will offer 7 classes for MECC students. Classes will cover STEM and humanities subjects, ranging from astronomy and computer science to public speaking and landscape architecture. For more information on each course, please see the course descriptions below.