Revolutionary Scholars was co-founded by Lily Gonzalez and Johnny Czifra in 2015 in hopes of creating a pathway for formerly incarcerated and systems impacted individuals into higher education. As a student initiative, we are building a prison-to-school pipeline through recruitment, retention, and advocacy. Our success will directly challenge the stigmas associated with people with histories of incarceration. Through our work, we support currently incarcerated individuals and formerly incarcerated and systems impacted students achieve their personal, academic and professional goals. We are grounded in an abolitionist vision that understands carcerality as oppressive and we dedicate our work to fight against all forms of subjugation.
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