About the Campaign:

This 10-week series is a dramatization about the struggles and triumphs of individuals, impacted by the criminal justice system, who are trying to access higher education. Though fictional, the following accounts detail real-world hurdles placed before them by the application process of many colleges and universities.

Week 10:

Contact your representative in the New York State Senate and the New York State Assembly and ask that they support The Fair Access to Education Act (S6437/A8574) which would remove the question inquiring about criminal histories on college admissions forms in New York State. Click here to read the bill.

Catch up on previous Video Diaries here:

Week 9 – Barriers

Week 8 – Discouragement

Week 7 – Hope 

Week 6 – Where is Alex?

Week 5 – Alex experiences the “chilling effect”

Week 4 – No easy choices

Week 3 – Overcoming setbacks 

Week 2 – Chrissy, Ben and Alex hit their first roadblocks

Week 1 – Introducing Chrissy, Ben and Alex