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The Justice Education Initiative offers financial support for justice education-related events sponsored by faculty, staff and student organizations at The Claremont Colleges, which may include, but are not limited to, conferences, lectures, invited speakers, community engagement, and art initiatives in addition to course development awards, faculty development opportunities, student-sponsored event awards, and more.

Funding categories:

  • Faculty stipends recognize the additional time and effort required for teaching community-engaged courses, workshops, and projects with regional carceral institutions and/or justice-related organizations. This stipend will support faculty with existing justice education efforts (primarily but not limited to those taking place at CRC, CIW, Camp AP, Prototypes, and Crossroads). Maximum stipend amount: $1,000.
  • Funding support for costs related to ongoing programs already being implemented in prison settings (i.e., workshops, faculty forums, tutoring, mentoring, literacy training, guest presentations, etc.) primarily at CRC, CIW, Camp AP, Prototypes, and Crossroads.
  • Funding support for activities on campus that support the aims of the Justice Education Initiative. Funds could be used to defray costs for activities such as guest speakers, field trips, film showings, social gatherings, etc.
  • Course development awards for justice education-related courses offered Fall 2019 – Spring 2024.

To request Justice Education Initiative funding, complete and submit this form.

Application instructions:

  • The deadline for requests under $200 are rolling; any request over $200 should be submitted per cycle deadlines for 2019-20 for priority consideration: April 1 (for Fall or Spring); for priority consideration: November 1, 2019 (for Spring 2020). You should allow a minimum of two weeks to hear a response following submission of this form.
  • Priority will be given to events that are open to the entire Claremont Colleges community and those that also reach beyond campus to community organizations, formerly incarcerated communities, etc.
  • Priority will be given to activities that align with the aims of the Justice Education Initiative.
  • Successful applicants will be notified by email indicating the approved amount and procedures for paying honoraria and requesting reimbursements.
  • Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis and are subject to available funds.
  • Completed forms and grant administration queries can be addressed to Justice Education Program Administrator, Tyee Griffith, at (909) 607-6120 or tyee_griffith@pitzer.edu.

For approved requests, here are a few requirements and helpful guidelines:

  • Flyers, posters, and/or emails publicizing the event must include “Justice Education Initiative at the Claremont Colleges” as one of the sponsors.
  • An electronic copy of the flyer/email being used to publicize the event must be sent to tyee_griffith@pitzer.edu.
  • If the reimbursement of honoraria, consulting, and/or provided services is to be fully covered by Justice Education, a W9 or invoice for services must be completed and submitted for payment.
  • If the Justice Education Initiative is paying for materials, please submit receipts totaling at least the approved amount. An account number and payee name must be provided for processing the reimbursement.
  • If you are part of an existing campus entity (such as: student club, program department), please provide your campus account number.

Grant-funded awardees will be required to have program/event participants complete an Event Evaluation form at the close of the event. Awardees must complete and return participant Event Evaluation forms within three (3) weeks of the event and indicate the overall number of attendees and attendee demographic information (i.e., student, staff, faculty, community member). Reimbursements will not be processed until the Event Evaluation has been submitted. Evaluations can be completed either online or in hard copy; awardees will be provided with a link to the Qualtrics form (online) as well as a print version.