Program Website: http://www.commongoodatlanta.com/
Contacts: Sarah Higinbotham, firstname.lastname@example.org / 404-668-2747
Program Description: Common Good Atlanta provides incarcerated people with broad, democratic access to higher education so they can develop a better understanding of both themselves and the societal forces at work around them.
Degrees Offered: College credit from Georgia State University and Bard College (Clemente Course in the Humanities).
Unique Features: As we’ve been offering courses for ten years, we now have an active alumni network who speak at universities and other events about the dignity of higher ed in prisons.
Headquarters: Atlanta, GA
Correctional Facilities Served: Phillips State Prison, Whitworth Women’s Facility, Metro Reentry Facility
Population Served: Men, women, returning citizens
Number of Students: 82
Graduates to Date: More than 100
Year Founded: 2008
Founders: Sarah Higinbotham and Bill Taft
College/University/Organization Partnerships: We are a community partner that bridges six Georgia universities (Emory, Georgia Tech, Georgia State, Kennesaw State, University of Georgia, and Morehouse) with Georgia prisons
Funding: We are a 501(c)3 completely funded by private donations and grants.
Program evaluation: We foster a writing community within the prisons. Our incarcerated students publish in peer-reviewed journals, law reviews, and creative writing journals. Their work then speaks for itself.