Near the core of America's current era of mass incarceration is a crisis of recidivism

Within 5 years of their release dates, 77% of previously incarcerated individuals have been rearrested, and more than half have returned to jail. 

College Way brings the promise of college to students currently incarcerated at Rikers Island in New York City

For many, the path to a fulfilling life runs through college. College Way encourages currently incarcerated individuals to imagine themselves as successful college students, offers classes delivered by college professors, and provides guidance and tools for making college education a reality.