Formerly Incarcerated College Graduates Network Membership
Join the Formerly Incarcerated College Graduates Network by completing this form.

FICGN is a national network of over 1000 formerly incarcerated college graduates in 44 states. It includes people from varied educational backgrounds-- AA to JD/PhD/PsyD/EdD as well as careers ranging from staff members to State and Federal Administrators, a Mayor, Executive Directors, Attorneys, Professors, and a College President.

We expect this network will provide a space for collective power to develop through professional connections and sharing of opportunities and accomplishments as well as general academic and career support. As we connect and share our stories privately and publicly, we also change the social narrative surrounding incarceration to lessen stigma and create hope for those reentering. Lastly, we’ll have a chance to band together to promote public policies that lessen the burdens we see with these lifelong felony backgrounds.

We envision a society in which formerly incarcerated people of all races, genders, sexual orientations, and offense types pursue their dreams as educated and empowered citizens with valued experiences. We see a world in which we have the rights and opportunities needed to make important contributions to our communities and beyond.

Our mission is to promote the education and empowerment of formerly incarcerated people through a collective community.

We do so by:
* Strengthening social networks of formerly incarcerated people
* Creating spaces for formerly incarcerated people to share and discuss ideas
* Changing social perceptions of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people
* Changing incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people’s views of themselves
* Promoting and supporting prison and post-prison education
* Demonstrating the value of our lived experience
* Advocating for criminal justice policy change

The core values that guide our work include:
Human rights
Human potential
Personal growth
Professional growth

If you'd like to express interest in our strategic priorities committees, you can view the and express interest using this form:
Email address *
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First & Last Name *
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City *
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State *
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Have you ever been incarcerated? *
Did you take college courses while incarcerated? *
Are you currently in school? *
What school are you currently in and what is your concentration? (enter NA or not in school) *
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What degrees have you earned? *
Where did you receive your degrees, and what was your concentration? *
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Where do you work? (if not, please explain barrier to employment) *
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What is your occupation? *
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What other organizations are you a member of? *
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What made you want to join FICGN? *
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How can we find you on social media (link, handle, etc.) *
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Do you want to be added to our list of potential speakers for an FICGN speakers bureau? *
Can we share your name, email, and state with other formerly incarcerated college graduates? *
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