Photo by Karl Clifton-Soderstrom, from North Park University’s program

IL-CHEP is a coalition of programs and educators dedicated to providing quality higher education opportunities for people who are incarcerated in Illinois. We strive to support our students as they build meaningful lives and prepare for a successful future in civic life.

Equally important, we encourage public dialogue and action to reduce our state’s and country’s reliance on incarceration.

Thank you to everyone who attended our last regular IL-CHEP meeting on Monday February 10 from 1 – 4 pm at the Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation in Chicago. Photos of the meeting will be posted soon! The date and venue for our next meeting will be announced soon.

Please consider attending our lunch meeting in Edwardsville, IL on Wednesday April 22 from 11 – 2pm. This meeting is especially for people who wish to start or grow prison higher education programs. All are welcome. Please RSVP at this link.

**Thank you to everyone who joined us at our first Convening on Higher Education in Illinois Prisons on October 28 & 29, 2019 at the State House Inn, Springfield, IL. You can view photos of the conference here.