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Pipeline to Justice

The Pipeline to Justice Scholarship and Mentoring Program was established by the Social Justice Initiative in  2012 for organizers with an interest in continuing their education at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The program is committed to increasing education access for current and prospective students who are engaged in leadership and activism in national and local justice-based movements.

P2J works to enable and empower students to continue their activism in service to their home communities, and to view their college training as another asset in their activist toolkit rather than a distraction from it. The Social Justice Initiative facilitates connection between the students through a cohort-based model, a renewable scholarship, mentoring and participation in SJI’s social justice programming.

Graduated Scholars

  • Parrish Brown – B.A., Policy Studies (21)
  • Michael Johnson – B.A., Urban Studies (18)
  • Alexis Pegues – B.A., Urban Education (18)
  • David Fisher- B.A., Youth Development, (‘17)
  • Gerald Hankerson- B.A. Liberal Arts, (‘17)

Past Scholars

  • LaCreshia Birts
  • Jasson Perez