UC Irvine receives $1.8 million from state to fund pilot B.A. program for incarcerated students

Thursday, July 07, 2022
Los Angeles Times

About $1.8 million in state funding will be allocated toward expanding a pilot program helmed by UC Irvine for incarcerated individuals to pursue a bachelor’s degree in sociology, according to an announcement this week by the university. The program, Leveraging Inspiring Futures Through Educational Degrees, or LIFTED, is the first of its kind in the UC system, though similar programs have allowed prisoners to earn their associate’s degrees from local community colleges since at least 2015.

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