ACE for Social Justice Scholarship Fund

From Incarceration to Liberation - Project Rebound Mural at SF State

From Incarceration to Liberation - Project Rebound Mural at SF State

Support the Advancing College Education (ACE) for Social Justice Scholarship Fund

The College of Ethnic Studies now offers an undergraduate certificate in Ethnic Studies for incarcerated youth in collaboration with Project Rebound and the Department of Juvenile Justice. In Fall 2021, thirty-five students in custody enrolled in the certificate program's inaugural cohort across three facilities.

Join us in providing transformative education to students committed to change by making a gift to the Advancing College Education (ACE) for Social Justice Scholarship Fund. Your gift will help the College of Ethnic Studies with providing tuition assistance to students in the certificate program.

Give to the ACE for Social Justice Scholarship FuND

The certificate program consists of four online courses (12 units) in Ethnic Studies taught by SF State faculty that will fulfill lower division general education requirements at any California State University. Students in the program will receive special assistance with admission into SF State after completing the certificate.

Through the certificate program, the college is helping with lowering recidivism rates and empowering incarcerated youth to become change agents for their communities. Studies show that a liberal arts education lowers recidivism rates more so than a technical degree.

The College of Ethnic Studies, which was founded with principles of culturally relevant and accessible education, takes pride in offering transformative degree programs that resonate with students’ present-day issues. Our classes bring a broader context to the struggles that our students face, and simultaneously inspire them to take action. Through our curriculum we shed light on structural inequalities and ask students to seriously consider ways in which they can participate in social change through movement-building.

For more information on making a donation, please contact Alex Sanchez at alexsan@sfsu.edu or call 415-338-1032.