Supporting the formerly incarcerated on their journey through successful reintegration in a college setting.
(Project Rebound Associated Students Inc., San Francisco State University.)
In 1967 Professor John Irwin created Project Rebound as a way to matriculate people into San Francisco State University (S.F.S.U.) directly from the criminal Justice system. The focus of Project Rebound quickly became “Education as an Alternative to incarceration” and “Turning Former Prisoners to Scholars” after being embraced by the Associated Students Incorporated. Since the program inception there have been hundreds of formerly incarcerated folks who have obtained four – year degrees and beyond.
The program also acts as a liaison between networks throughout the campus at-large as well as throughout the communities in and around the San Francisco bay area. We are involved in working with teenagers and adults. As such, we utilize a multitude of educational, tutorial, and vocational resources. Wherein we also focus on job referrals, housing, counseling, and networking with “human Service Provider Programs” that can best serve our student’s needs. It is our contention that it hard to educate the hungry and homeless. From prison to empowerment, from destitution to the notion of “restorative justice”, we are here to aid those who want to help themselves and to help others. We are still about the business of “each –one – teach –one.” Programs like our cannot exist without people like you who are willing to reach back and help those who have supported you. Through the Community Involvement Center (CIC) Project Rebound can offer a student 3-5 units doing volunteer work for the program.
Associated Students Inc.
Cesar Chavez Student Center
1650 Holloway Avenue, T-138
San Francisco ,CA 94132-1722
(415) 405-0954, FAX : (415) 338-0522