“Underground Scholars does more than provide a support community to formerly incarcerated students on campus. They work to educate the campus community about the perspectives of and challenges faced by formerly incarcerated students, mobilize to overcome barriers to success, and proactively support formerly incarcerated students applying to join the campus community. And they have been core partners in building LIFTED, the first University of California bachelor’s program for incarcerated students.”

Keramet Reiter, Professor, UCI Social Ecology