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The Mellon Foundation awards a renewal of $1.7 million to the Justice-in-Education Initiative

Public Humanities, Justice-in-Education

May 4, 2018

Columbia University has received nearly three million dollars in grants from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation through its program in Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities.

The awards entail a renewal of $1.7 million for the Justice-in-Education Initiative, developed under the direction of Geraldine Downey, professor of Psychology and director of the Center for Justice, and Eileen Gillooly, executive director of the Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities, to provide educational opportunities for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals.

More information here.