NYU PEP sponsors and participates in public events programming including film screenings and discussions, events showcasing student writing, and panel discussions about prison education. NYU PEP Alumni participate in a speakers’ bureau, and speak in classrooms and at conferences to address criminal justice issues. NYU PEP engages community partnerships to strengthen the relationship between college in prison and life after prison. NYU PEP is also a founding member of the New York Consortium on Higher Education in Prison (NY-CHEP).
BRIC’s Brooklyn Free Speech initiative partnered with the NYU Prison Education Program and had its first graduating class of five students on Thursday, August 2, 2018. Five NYU PEP alumni participated in a month-long podcast and video production intensive training program at BRIC in Fort Greene, Brooklyn to become certified community producers and contributors to BRIC’s public access television and Brooklyn Free Speech networks. In the program, participants worked in groups to produce podcasts and video films (short documentary and narrative) and collaborated to create works that reflect their life experiences.
The Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP)
The Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) increases the number of historically underrepresented and *economically disadvantaged students pursuing careers leading to professional licensure or professions in mathematics, science, technology and health-related fields.
CSTEP Programs provides students with academic enrichment and research experience in science, mathematics and technology content areas. There are more than fifty CSTEP Programs housed at institutions of higher education and/or professional schools across New York State.