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Rising Scholars Program

Students who have experienced the criminal justice system can face significant barriers to academic and career success. Hartnell College welcomes all students, including those who are incarcerated and those who have experienced incarceration in the past. 

Hartnell College is part of the Rising Scholar Network and has been offering classes since 2016 as a part of the Senate BIll 1391.

The Rising Scholars program proudly serves 800 students cumulatively at the Salinas Valley State Prison, Correctional Training Facility, Monterey County Jail and Monterey County Youth Center. 



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