Foster a college-going culture within our community and build recruitment pathways for currently and formerly incarcerated people.
- Conduct off-campus and on-campus outreach efforts, recruitment, and informational sessions.
- Respond in a timely manner to all correspondence.
- Assist and guide potential applicants regarding admissions requirements and processes.
Help prospective students prepare, apply, and matriculate.
- Conduct initial college assessment and provide detailed feedback to guide prospective students in their academic planning.
- Help prospective students develop an admissions plan.
- Help prospective students apply for admissions.
- Support prospective students on how to apply for financial aid.
- Provide prospective students with resources to complete the steps needed to enroll.
Support enrolled students to stay on track and graduate.
- Require and support students to obtain appropriate academic advising.
- Help students register for courses and navigate campus technology, such as course management systems and student portal.
- Empower students to develop study skills and other “soft” skills needed to succeed.
- Provide connections to re-entry service providers (i.e., expungement, Cal Fresh, DOR, etc.).
- Provide direct financial support to assist with critical basic needs such as books, school supplies, transportation, meals, application and test fees, based on available resources.
- Maintain an environment that cultivates an inclusive community and a sense of belonging among students.
Support enrolled students to participate in student life, leadership, service, and civic engagement.
- Advise students to create and maintain an active student organization.
- Cultivate supportive relations and advocate with local, state, and federal elected officials.
- Encourage our students to establish relationships on campus and advocate with student government.
- Encourage and reward student community service.
Establish and foster empowering networks among Project Rebound alumni and students.
- Build and maintain a Project Rebound alumni association.
- Host or foster events that bring Project Rebound and existing Project Rebound students together.
- Leverage Project Rebound alumni success to create opportunities for other Project Rebound alumni and students (e.g., internships, jobs).
Project Rebound offers
- Personalized admissions support and introduction/orientation to the university.
- Advocacy for students with parole or probation difficulties.
- Academic program advising.
- FASFA assistance, if needed (i.e., educational grants, scholarships, federal loans).
- Scholarship opportunities, and limited transportation assistance, if needed.
- One-on-one tutoring.
- Support for on-campus employment.
- Mentoring for Rebound students.
- Education workshops.