Creating sustainable solutions to mass incarceration, social injustice, and barriers to reentry via education and technology
The Educational Justice Institute (TEJI) is an innovative and groundbreaking initiative that provides a transformative learning experience for incarcerated individuals and university students. Founded in 2017, TEJI is growing exponentially by developing co-learning opportunities for students both behind and outside of prison walls. TEJI aims to enhance the prospects for incarcerated individuals by empowering them to reach their potential and re-define their identity through higher education and the use of technology to prepare for reentry. The social-emotional benefits of education, such as an increased sense of self-worth and self-motivation, coupled with job readiness preparation, are immeasurable.