On October 18, Project Change faculty, staff, and students presented at the Correctional Education Association conference in Sacramento. Project Change student leader and CSM ambassador, Nick Jasso, had the great privilege of addressing Governor Jerry Brown and spoke regarding the need by our state and community colleges to recognize youth in the justice system as young people in need of pathways to higher education. Our team presented to representatives from around the state.
Governor Brown replied about the importance education holds for changing the lives of young people at such a critical juncture in their development.
Nick emphasized the important work our District is doing to make education accessible to youth in the justice system and encouraging a call to action to make this effort more wide-spread in the state.