Many people who are held in jail or prison do not always have adequate skills and education, needed, to rejoin society. Many have not earned a high school diploma or GED.

Common Good Atlanta, The Georgia Coalition for Higher Education in Prison (GACHEP) and the Laughing Gull Foundation are all places where ex-convicts can go to seek a higher education or obtain grants for a higher education.

Common Good Atlanta provides people who are incarcerated or formerly incarcerated with access to higher education by connecting Georgia’s colleges and professors with Georgia’s prison classrooms. Here is the link to take the classes.  

The Georgia Coalition for Higher Education in Prison (GACHEP) is a nonprofit dedicated to building pathways from incarceration to higher education. If you are formerly incarcerated or at a Georgia Transitional Center and would like their support in pursuing higher education in Georgia, please complete this survey Here is also a list of resources provided by them.

Laughing Gull Foundation launched its higher education in prison program. This program aims to increase access to credit-bearing college courses for incarcerated students. Here is a link with all the grants that Laughing Gull Foundation provides.

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