Appointed as College Bridge Program Coordinator, The Petey Greene Program


ACLS Leading Edge Fellowships

PhD field of study

PhD, Comparative Literature, University of Southern California

Position Description

The Petey Greene Program supports the academic goals of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people through high-quality volunteer tutoring programs, while educating volunteers on the injustice manifest in our carceral system. Founded in 2008, PGP operates the largest multi-state tutoring program in jails, prisons, and detention centers, recruiting nearly 1,000 volunteers annually from 31 colleges in seven states, tutoring approximately 2,000 incarcerated people in 47 facilities. Currently, PGP is piloting and developing a scaling strategy for college bridge programming that helps incarcerated people acquire the writing, critical thinking and math skills required to access post-secondary programs, while fostering the sense of educational self-efficacy and confidence vital to succeed. The College Bridge Program Coordinator will support the implementation, evaluation, and expansion of the College Bridge Program at the Washington, DC DOC Jail. They will report to PGP’s Academic Manager and work closely with the Washington DC Regional Manager. The Coordinator will be responsible for recruiting and training volunteer tutors, collaborating with the instructors to create and deliver trainings focused on writing pedagogy in carceral settings, and ensuring that tutors attend PGP national virtual pre-service training.