Potential for Replication:
The biggest factor for success for a program such as ACES is having an office similar to SF State’s Project Rebound in other settings. Rebound is staffed by and for formerly incarcerated students, and has a Board of academic advisors who are dedicated to social justice. These student leaders represent and advocate for Project Rebound to its Board and university administration. The accomplished students manage the Project's budget, schedule and conduct public speaking engagements at jails and prisons (as well as state and national conferences), plan and lead workshops, interview and select would-be students, and facilitate special projects about reentry.
Because of the work Rebound does with the City District Attorney's Office and community organizations, they are able to garner letters of support and work with Development on fundraising.