Prison University Project
“Providing quality educational opportunities to people in prison is a win-win. Students are prepared to re-enter the mainstream as educated, productive members of society. This promotes healthy families and communities, improves public safety, and cuts costs to California taxpayers.”
The James Irvine Foundation Leadership Awards recognize Californians who are implementing effective solutions to critical state issues. The awards advance innovative, proven and replicable solutions, and contribute to better public policies and practices in the field.
The Foundation provides each award recipient’s organization with $200,000 to support his or her work, and assists in sharing their promising approaches with policymakers and practitioners.
This year’s recipients are working in the areas of employment, early education, corrections and youth well-being.