Since 2000, Teach in Prison has taken UC Berkeley undergraduates to tutor inside San Quentin State Prison. In cooperation with San Quentin's Warden's Office, the Robert E. Burton Adult School, and UC Berkeley, Cal students have been helping incarcerated students work towards their academic goals in a professional, compassionate manner.
Our program consists of FOUR main components:
1. Weekly class meetings
• Each week we will have dicussions about a particular topic or theme and in-class activities. We will have speakers and/or speaker panels for select topics/discussions. Classes will meet Mondays from 6:00-8:00pm. *Room assignment is still pending.
2. Tutoring at San Quentin State Prison
• Everything about San Quentin will be covered in our selection workshop (Jan 21st) and the first weeks of class, but one tutoring shift of four hours is mandatory every week. Shifts are M-F, 7:30-11:30am or 10:30-2:30pm.
3. Weekly homework assignment
• Each week you will have a homework assignment based on in-class discussions.
4. Final reflection paper/project
• At the end of the semester, you will write a 1-2 reflection on your experiences with this program.
• The selection workshop (Jan. 21st -more information coming soon!) and the first 3 class meetings are MANDATORY.
• There are NO unexcused absences from San Quentin. A no call/no show will result in an automatic NO PASS.
• Students can miss up to two on campus classes
NO PASS IF:
• No call/no show for tutoring shift
• Absent first three weeks
• More than 2 on-campus absences or more than 2 missed homework assignments
If you have any further questions or concerns regarding the course, please feel free to e-mail us @ firstname.lastname@example.org!
|Teach in Prison Class||Calixtho Lopes, Araceli Hernandez, Michael Robles, Maggie Zuniga||45||TBD||[M] 6:00PM-8:00PM||SATURDAY 01/21/2017 from 10AM-1:00PM||