At Ventura Youth Correctional Facility (VYCF), Principal Tae Mauk, along with a cadre teachers, make it possible for students to take responsibility for their acquisition of knowledge and develop solutions for complex problems through Project Based Learning (PBL).
California Men’s Colony (CMC) officially cut the ribbon on a five-year long project to open new rehabilitation-focused modular buildings. Several phases of this project took place over the last five-and-half years. It began with removing old run-down modular buildings. The empty site was then prepared for the new buildings.
Artworks by California inmates at Sierra Conservation Center (SCC) will be on display at Columbia College in Sonora through March 28.
The show, “Artistic Realms,” features 100 acrylic paintings on display and for sale in the college’s Manzanita Building. The artworks were created by students in the William James Association’s Prison Arts Project class taught at SCC.
On Jan. 26, Pine Grove Youth Conservation Camp firefighters walked onto the field at CSU-Sacramento to be recognized for their efforts fighting fires in 2018. The small ceremony was one part of the 45th annual Guns and Hoses Bowl, a charity football game between local firefighters and law enforcement officers. The youth firefighters also took part in a Kids Safety Fair.
Inmates housed on Facility D at California State Prison, Solano, teamed up to collect money for the victims of the Camp Fire in Butte County. The inmates collectively raised over $1,000. The check will be given to the Salvation Army where they will donate it to the victims.
Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility (RJD) and the San Diego Salvation Army Kroc Center teamed up to donate 200 bicycles to children in San Diego, a partnership that has been going strong since 2014. Glynis Eckert, Marketing & Communications Manager for the Kroc Center, is no stranger to how much work goes into making all of this happen. When planning began in late August, it was clear that RJD staff and inmates had to come together to ensure each identified kid would receive a bike.