Helping Our Students Reach Their Full Potential
Unfair barriers for reentering the educational pipeline are often a reality for formerly incarcerated persons in the United States. As the City's College it is our job to provide the high-quality education that Philadelphians deserve, and doing so is almost never a one-size-fits-all endeavor. Envisioning specialized services to ease the transition to college, I Am More is committed to creating programming that meets students where they are and provides them with the best means of support in the attainment of their academic and career goals.
What We Do
I Am More is a College-wide initiative designed to holistically address the academic, career and social needs of formerly incarcerated students as they pursue a certificate or associate degree at the College.
What We Offer
- Case Management: An assigned support coach will help you balance the competing demands of a being a college student, both on and off campus
- Program Support: Workshops and training regarding academic success, including tutoring by learning specialists in writing, math and Computer Information Systmes courses, career development, financial management, life skills and mentorship
- Social Support: Identification of and assistance with basic needs, and health and wellness resources
Who Is Eligible
To be eligible, prospective students must be currently enrolled in a certificate or degree program at the College, and sentenced and served time in a county, state or federal correctional facility. All participants are required to sign an agreement of participation that outlines program expectations.
Connect With Us
Derrick A. Perkins,
MSS Director, Student Transition Success Programs
215.751.8877 | firstname.lastname@example.org