My Transformational Journey

My Transformational Journey

By Kelly McLeod As a young kid, I loved school. I enjoyed learning, writing, reading, doing projects, and engaging with my classmates and teacher. I was a quick learner and subjects came easily to me. This love of school and learning came to an abrupt halt when my...

Cultivated Mind

By Azeez Momoh Education empowers. It informs, and fills the void once occupied by ignorance; it has given me confidence, self-assurance, and courage. The courage to unmask and present authentically, ditching the irrational beliefs of the streets. Education has...
Formerly Incarcerated Student Spotlight: Gabe Rosales

Formerly Incarcerated Student Spotlight: Gabe Rosales

Gabe Rosales, a student at UCI and mentor to currently incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals in the community, knows the impact of education on a human being. Rosales did county time while he was struggling with addiction, and after his experience, he...
Restore Voting Rights to All Californians

Restore Voting Rights to All Californians

Restore Voting Rights to All Californians By Babak Azadgilani Recently California restored voting rights to felons on parole. This was a positive step towards reintegrating formerly incarcerated people back into society. However, California can do more by restoring...
My Day Job as a Clerk and Tutor

My Day Job as a Clerk and Tutor

My Day Job as a Clerk and Tutor Before I attend UC Irvine in the evenings, there is a special place where I am at from 8am to 3pm. This place is the Otay Mesa Adult School at Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility. I work in one of the GED classrooms. Many...