Skyline College is committed to offering pathways for formerly incarcerated and other system impacted individuals into higher education. The United States incarcerates more of its citizens than any other country in the world. Incarceration impacts more than just those who serve time in correctional facilities. Family, friends and whole communities are often heavily affected, or system impacted, by incarceration. The new Skyline College Project Change Program provides support to system impacted students essential to achieving their academic, professional and personal goals.
Project Change is designed to build community, on and off-campus, that will serve as social, emotional and academic support for student members. The program connects formerly incarcerated and system impacted students to support services at Skyline College, as well as community resources.
The Project Change Club provides students with a voice on campus and a social network of students, staff and faculty who understand many of the experiences and concerns that system impacted students have in going to college, and who want system impacted students to succeed.
Thank you to Program Coordinator John Skovgaard for his work starting Project Change at Skyline College. John wants all students who have served time in a correctional facility, have been placed on probation or on parole and all other system impacted students to know they are welcome in the Project Change family.
Students may join Project Change at by applying here. Learn more about Project Change here.
If you have any questions, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at (650) 738-7964. Coming soon: office hours in theSocial Science/Creative Arts Hub – Building 1, Room 1-124.
Article by Chris Burwell-Woo