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NSF CIVIC 2022 Stage 1 Award Granted to Tisch College's Innovative Prison Initiative

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Tisch College's TUPIT prison initiative is a NSF CIVIC 2022 Stage 1 grant awardee.

The second graduating cohort of MyTERN students to earn the certificate in Civic Studies from Tufts

The National Science Foundation, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, recently announced awards for 56 teams of civic and academic partners. Each will receive $50,000 in planning grants to support the strengthening of their partnerships and their plans for ready-to-implement, research-based pilot projects. 

Tisch College's TUPIT prison initiative is proud to be a grant awardee. The grant expands upon the Boston-based program of the Tufts Educational Reentry Network, MyTERN, combining Tufts University courses with community-based resources, cultivating knowledge, skills, and capacity for increased civic engagement among formerly incarcerated people. This project will pilot a paid internship component in partnership with non-profit and government organizations. With the aim of reducing recidivism, this project would facilitate greater reintegration and civic engagement for formerly incarcerated people, while measuring the outcomes and benefits of the program for the community at large.

Learn more about the grantees.