The Liberal Arts in Prison Program enrolls cohorts of incarcerated students in a demanding, rich college program equivalent to the first year at Grinnell. We also host an expansive, multi-tiered student volunteer program that involves nearly one in ten students on campus. The program fosters reciprocal learning and intellectual exchange that enriches lives both inside and outside the fences and affirms the transformative power of a liberal arts education. The LAPP uniquely combines social justice work and liberal arts learning. We are a member of the Consortium for the Liberal Arts in Prison at Bard College.
This April, LAPP published its Spring 2013 Newsletter! This issue features short essays by former incarcerated students Kyle Orth and Michael Cosby, Associate Professor of Music Eric McIntyre, and Grinnell parent Francie Campbell.
We send out two newsletters per year, as well as a few shorter updates throughout the year. Click here to sign up for future newsletters.
The Liberal Arts in Prison Program is funded entirely by private donations and grants, including a grant from the Lilly Endowment Inc., a generous gift from Morgan Le Fay Dreams Foundation, and Bard College. We are thankful to these donors and to alumni/ae who have given gifts to support this shared work.
To support the program, please visit our donation page.
Liberal Arts in Prison Program
Emily Guenther '07
Prison Program Coordinator
1026 Park St Grinnell College
Grinnell, IA 50112
(641) 269 4944