Second Chance Pell Pilot Program


Asnuntuck Community College

Business Administration, Certificate Program
Human Services Management, Certificate Program
Advanced Manufacturing

Carl Robinson Correctional Institution
MacDougall – Walker Correctional Institution
Osborn Correctional Institution
Willard-Cybulski Correctional Institution

Eileen Peltier, Dean of Workforce Development & Continuing Education


Quinebaug Valley Community College

Advanced Manufacturing, Certificate Program
Business Administration, Associate’s Degree

Brooklyn Correctional Institution

Alfred Williams, Dean of Academic & Student Affairs


Three Rivers Community College

Business Administration, Certificate Program (York)
Marketing, Certificate Program (Radgowski)
Environmental Health and Safety, Certificate Program (Radgowski)

York Correctional Institution
Corrigan-Radgowski Correctional Center

Marjorie Valentin, Director of Workforce Development


Wesleyan University and Middlesex Community College Partnership

General Studies, Associate’s Degree

Cheshire Correctional Institution
York Correctional Institution

Kristen Inglis, Academic Manager, Center for Prison Education Program, Wesleyan University
Steven Minkler, Director of Academic Affairs at Middlesex CC


Quinnipiac University

Currently focus on education in prison, but is planning to start a class for those reentering in the future.



Trinity College

Trinity Prison Seminar Series and prison education outreach efforts
Individualized degree programs

Roberta Rogers
(860) 297- 2150



Second Chance Pell Grant Privately Funded Colleges and Universities


Quinnipiac University

Inside-Out College Class – Garner Correctional Institution
Individual class provided each fall – York Correctional Institution

Stephen McGuinn, Assistant Professor of Sociology
Linda Meyer, Professor of Law


Trinity College:

Individual class provided each spring – York Correctional Institution

Joseph Lea, Visiting Lecturer in Human Rights



Programs include the following: How to succeed in college, life after the GED, adults going to college, 11 Ways to Maximize your Scholarship search, career interest decision-making, rehabilitating yourself from a defaulted student loan, credit card smarts and Incarcerated/formerly incarcerated pre-employment workshop series. Admission application fee waivers, financial aid and academic overviews, FAFSA assistance, assistance in defaulted loan process, scholarship searches, career planning and college referrals and financial literacy planning. Also, award scholarships who are the first in their families to pursue a postsecondary education.

The application process includes: meeting with a EOC Counselor, income verification, completing an application for assistance form that is signed and returned.

10 locations at community colleges in CT. The main office is in Meriden, CT.

Cecilia Nugent, Executive Program Director
Conntac, Inc., Meriden, CT at 203-634-7669


The Pride Program-Reentry Survivors

Entrepreneurship course for formally incarcerated. 10-week course, once a week for 2.5 hours. Taught in Bridgeport, New Haven, Waterbury, Hartford, and Enfield.



Yale University

Eli Whitney Program
The Yale Prison Education Initiative at Dwight Hall




“Emerge Connecticut, Inc. Is a social enterprise that helps the formerly incarcerated make a successful return to their communities by providing employment services, literacy and numeracy tutoring, counseling, a support system, and other services. EMERGE crewmembers are offered paid, part-time training in construction, landscaping and property management while also engaging  an array of unpaid program components designed to promote behavioral change. This combination of on-the-job training program and services has proven successful with New Havens re-reentry population since July of 2011”.


Health Justice Lab

Transitions clinic that provides healthcare education and careers to formerly incarcerated individuals.
Transitions Clinic- New Haven at Yale, Jerry Smart (203) 850-2449
Transitions Clinic- New Haven at Cornell Scott, Monya Harris (203) 850-2449
Transitions Clinic- Bridgeport, Latoya Benton (203) 907-8141


Move Up A Partnership for Adult Learning

“The challenge of poverty is multidimensional. It encompasses literacy, education, skills training, jobs, housing, transportation, and other factors. MoveUp exists to bring institutions, organizations, and individuals together, to offer adult literacy and skills training and create innovative solutions to poverty in the Greater Hartford area.”
(860) 899-3469


University of New Haven


Wesleyan Center for Prison Education

222 Church Street
Middletown, CT 06459
(860) 685-2906


Education Services

Transcripts and Diplomas, Contact Information for Unified School District #1


Branford Hall

Professional Education center in Branford, and Southington CT.


Career Resource & Adult Ed/GED



Vocational Careers

American Foundation for the Blind, Braille

Connecticut Dept. of Public Health – Cosmetology & Licensing

410 Capitol Ave., MS #13PHO
P.O. Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134-0308
Phone Number: 860-509-7603 x6
Fax Number: 860-509-8457
E-mail Address: