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Join us in building the Eddie Ellis Academy for Human Justice!

Power the movement to build the Eddie Ellis Academy for Human Justice!

We are saddened beyond words that our beloved founder, Eddie Ellis, has transitioned from this earth.  His strategic thinking, historical analysis and tireless love instructed and infused our daily work and growth. 

At the same time, we are ever more charged to continue his legacy through the Eddie Ellis Academy for Human Justice which combines three components towards building a “Communiversity”, a university without walls.   

Our blueprint for the Eddie Ellis Academy for Human Justice is drawn from our work and findings over many years.   It includes the following components:

  1. An academy for children under thirteen with incarcerated parents, comprising after-school and summer camp programs.
  2. An academy for the Human Development of thirteen to twenty-four year olds whose lives have been hardest hit by mass incarceration, comprising alternative schools and summer camp programs.
  3. An institute for Human Justice Leadership & Fellowship for formerly incarcerated men and women looking to become public policy professionals and experts, leading to a year-long paid fellowship with various criminal justice reform policy organizations.

Kindly help us raise a development fund of $150,000 to convene a leadership team and implement a development plan for the Eddie Ellis Academy for Human Justice! The development fund will help us assemble a stellar team of educators, administrators, entrepreneurs and philanthropists, along with the Center’s alumni, to develop a strategic plan and finance for making our dream of building a “Communiversity” come true:  a university without walls founded on principles of Human Rights and Human Development, towards achieving Human Justice.

Become a Human Justice Ambassador and host a fundraiser or an educational event with your network!



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