Educational Opportunities for Formerly Incarcerated Individuals and people impacted by the criminal legal system

  1. Inside-Out is coordinating free college courses for the spring 2023 semester for people involved in and impacted by the criminal legal system.

Inside-Out coordinates higher education classes with students who are behind the walls along with college campus students. Since the pandemic, we also coordinate college courses with college campus students and formerly incarcerated or justice involved students.

The course this spring semester 2023 is free and online via Zoom. The students do need access to Zoom via the Internet and a working computer/laptop. Credits will be awarded by Arcadia University for the successful completion of the course.

You can contact us at for additional information or to set up a meeting to discuss class details.

Coordinator- Ann Schwartzman, Coordinator of Local Networking and Support

The Inside-Out Center, A Program of Temple University


Are you a formerly incarcerated individual and looking to apply to college?

You’re invited to apply to Rising Scholars: A College Pathway Program for Formerly Incarcerated Individuals. This 3-day college preparation event takes place at Penn State University Park from April 2nd to April 5th.

Location: Penn State University Park

Date & Time: Sunday, April 2nd to Tuesday, April 5th, 2023

What’s included? Hotel lodging, food, and transportation to and from State College

What will you experience? During this event, you will:

  • Meet with career counselors
  • Learn how to pay for college
  • Find what classes and careers might be right for you
  • Tour campus, sit in on classes, and meet with faculty
  • Open to all formerly incarcerated individuals ages 18+

DEADLINE : January 13, 2023

Sign up here