Westville Education Initiative

Program Website: http://www.hcc-nd.edu/westville-education-initiative/


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As an academic collaboration between Holy Cross College and the University of Notre Dame, WEI is jointly guided and overseen by faculty and administration from both institutions. Enrolled students earn college credits towards a Holy Cross College Associate of Arts (AA) degree and transition into a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree program. Classes are taught by Holy Cross and University of Notre Dame faculty, and carry Holy Cross College credit.

The AA is the basis for many future academic and professional endeavors and is essential for anyone with the ambition to pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree at Holy Cross College or any other academic institution in the future. Students who complete the AA degree requirements have the option to seek admission to a Holy Cross BA program either at Westville Correctional Facility or, upon release, at the Holy Cross College main campus.

Degrees Offered: AA and BA

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Founders: Alesha Seroczynski, Ph.D. 

College/University/Organization Partnerships: Bard Prison Initiative and The University of Notre Dame


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