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FICGN | FICGN / Formerly Incarcerated College Graduates Network
This is a national network of people who have been to prison and either received a college degree there or obtained one afterward. 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, Executive Directors, Attorneys, Professors, a College President, and a mayor.     We expect this network will provide everyone 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 seek with these lifelong felony backgrounds.    VISION 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.   MISSION 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   VALUES The core values that guide our work include: Inclusiveness Diversity Equity Human rights Human potential Personal growth Professional growth Respect Collaboration   2018 OBJECTIVES In 2018, we expect to accomplish each of the following and have seven committees (membership, communications, external relations, fundraising, regional networking, annual convening, & speakers bureau) working on components of each.   1. Develop a website that includes resources, networks, and organizations that serve or are dedicated to the formerly incarcerated 2. Share success stories on social media and connect with corporate and political leaders and journalists to help spread these stories 3. Develop city, state, or regional chapters and an accompanying directory of members to help people connect 4. Start an annual convening of formerly incarcerated college graduates 5. Develop the structure for a speakers bureau of formerly incarcerated college graduates
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  • FICGN | Communications / FICGN Communications Committee
    This is a listserv for the Communications Committee of the Formerly Incarcerated College Graduates Network. The committee, which is chaired by Pamela & Vincent, is tasked with developing and maintaining systems for communicating internally as well as externally. This includes the website, email, and social media as well as other tools used for communications. It will also include visual communication materials such as a logo, website, business cards, and letterhead. You can send a message to all committee members by emailing Communications@FICGN.groups.io.
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  • FICGN | Convening / FICGN National Convening Committee
    This is a listserv for the Communications Committee of the Formerly Incarcerated College Graduates Network. The committee, which is chaired by Bronwyn Hunter, is tasked with developing processes for recruiting and welcoming new FICGN members as well as retaining existing members and maximizing their engagement. Membership should include social media and non social media access & engagement as well as possible in-person and snail-mail recruiting. You can send a message to all committee members by emailing Convening@FICGN.groups.io.
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  • FICGN | Doctorates / FICGN Doctorates
    This is a listserv for FICGN members who have doctoral degrees (PhD,EdD,PsyD,JD,etc.) or are currently in such a program. It is intended as a way to stay connected and support one-another's professional education as well as career development.
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  • FICGN | External / FICGN External Relations Committee
    This is a listserv for the External Relations Committee of the Formerly Incarcerated College Graduates Network. The committee, which is chaired by Chris Beasley, is tasked with developing stronger relationships with people and organizations outside of our network. You can send a message to all committee members by emailing External@FICGN.groups.io.
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  • FICGN | Fundraising / FICGN Fundraising Committee
    This is a listserv for the Fundraising Committee of the Formerly Incarcerated College Graduates Network. The committee, which is chaired by Jay Borchert, is tasked with securing and maintaining financial resources for the network. You can send a message to all committee members by emailing Fundraising@FICGN.groups.io.
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  • FICGN | Membership / FICGN Membership Committee
    This is a listserv for the Membership Committee of the Formerly Incarcerated College Graduates Network. The committee, which is chaired by Ryan Ramnarace, is tasked with developing processes for recruiting and welcoming new FICGN members as well as retaining existing members and maximizing their engagement. Membership should include social media and non social media access & engagement as well as possible in-person and snail-mail recruiting. You can send a message to all committee members by emailing Membership@FICGN.groups.io.
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  • FICGN | NW / NW FICGN Region
    This is a listserv & group for the Northwest US region of the Formerly Incarcerated College Graduates Network.
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  • FICGN | Regional / FICGN Regional Networking Committee
    This is a listserv for the Regional Networking Committee of the Formerly Incarcerated College Graduates Network. The committee, which is chaired by Chris DiRusso, is tasked with developing regional chapters with both online and offline presence as well as ideas for how those structures will work individually and as a collective. You can send a message to all committee members by emailing Regional@FICGN.groups.io.
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  • FICGN | Speakers / FICGN Speakers Bureau Committee
    This is a listserv for the Speakers Bureau Committee of the Formerly Incarcerated College Graduates Network. The committee, which is chaired by Sue Ellen, is tasked with developing a system for a national speakers bureau. Ideally, this will include partnerships with universities and prison higher ed programs as well as a fee that is distributed among the speakers, the network, and a prison and/or post-prison scholarship fund. You can send a message to all committee members by emailing Speakers@FICGN.groups.io.
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