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It Takes a Village: Memories of a Successful STEM-OPS Convening

It Takes a Village: Memories of a Successful STEM-OPS Convening

November 17, 2022
Have you heard of an international locksmith? Christopher Etienne certainly fits this profile, but he considers himself a prison abolitionist. What does it mean to be a prison abolitionist? It means choosing restorative approaches versus punitive ones. It means building communities to give people the type of help they need versus harming people further. Etienne,...
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Unlocking Human Potential at the Howard League Conference

October 18, 2022
Have you heard of an international locksmith? Christopher Etienne certainly fits this profile, but he considers himself a prison abolitionist. What does it mean to be a prison abolitionist? It means choosing restorative approaches versus punitive ones. It means building communities to give people the type of help they need versus harming people further. Etienne,...
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A Journey Within

September 8, 2022
There are many life lessons I learned during my seven years of incarceration, and most I attribute to the ladies I had the privilege of teaching. The ladies faced barriers every day. However, their determination to make their time inside matter became a constant reminder that hard work and perseverance pay off. I did my...
Meet STEM-OPS in St. Louis

Meet STEM-OPS in St. Louis

August 26, 2022
The STEM-OPS Alliance is very excited to invite everyone to the 2022 Annual STEM-OPS Convening to be held at the Marriott St. Louis Grand in St. Louis, MO, October 25–27, 2022. This will be the first convening of its kind....
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STEM-OPS Working Groups Retreat to DC for Collaboration and Fellowship

June 17, 2022
STEM-OPS working group members from across the country converged in Washington, DC, on May 20 for a full-day retreat in EDC’s Georgetown offices. The energy and commitment were palpable among the 35 people who attended....
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STEM-OPS: Including the Voices of the Directly Impacted to Reform STEM Fields

May 12, 2022
STEM Opportunities in Prison Settings (STEM-OPS), an NSF INCLUDES Alliance, has a vision that “All persons impacted by the carceral system are able, and encouraged, to pursue a culturally responsive and equitable high-quality STEM...