Lighting a path to
successful second chances.
Fighting recidivism with education
SCEA is Connecticut’s only education-based reentry program. We are building promising outcomes and growing each year.
We prepare men and women for the rigor of postsecondary education with quality coursework and an emphasis on critical thinking.
RESPONDING TO A STAGGERING NEED
Upon release from corrections facilities, men and women are overwhelmingly unemployed and underprepared educationally for today’s workforce. Nearly 77% are rearrested within five years.
PROVIDING THE TOOLS FOR SUCCESS
The number of jobs requiring only a high school diploma continues to decline drastically. As the US economy becomes increasingly knowledge-based, the need for some form of postsecondary education becomes essential.
Your Gifts make the mission happen.
We are change agents
41% of federal and state inmates do not possess a secondary credential, compared to 18% of the general population
Formerly incarcerated people are only half as likely to receive a call back from an employer
education level impacts employability, employment impacts recidivism
We are passionate about our mission, and building recognition, too.
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2019 Summer Activity DigestIt’s been several weeks of great news and events for SCEA! Rising Stars At an event on April 24 hosted by The Education Trust, the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and the Institute for Higher Education Policy, two of SCEA’s students...
Supporting Our Sisters at ASHE 2018 [Podcast]
A dynamic conversation about the perspectives, experiences, and the needs of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated Black women and Black Girls at the Association for the Study of Higher Education conference in Tampa, FL.