July 25, 2013

Jeanette Grider

Prison Program Receives Funding From Local Corporations

Saint Louis University has received two corporate gifts that provide funding for the Prison Program in Bonne Terre, Mo. The Jesuit-inspired initiative provides education to incarcerated men and prison staff as well as promoting service and conducting research about crime and incarceration

SLU's prison program provides educational opportunities for incarcerated men and prison staff in Bonne Terre, Mo.

Through the School for Professional Studies, SLU offers a degree program and arts and education programming while investigating the connections between education and recidivism.

To help fund this program, Mercy has generously given a $20,000 gift that will go to support its general operating expenses. Mercy is committed to ministry and this contribution allows Mercy to be a part of providing education to the incarcerated and staff in order to better their lives.

The Keefe Group also gave a generous donation to the Prison Program by sponsoring the National Conference on Prison Higher Education at SLU. As a part of the conference, the program's board hosted a reception graciously sponsored by the Keefe Group. Their contribution of $3,000 allowed the program to share its mission with others in the St. Louis community.

About the School for Professional Studies at Saint Louis University: All classes in the School for Professional Studies are offered in accelerated eight-week sessions and are designed for busy adults with affordable tuition rates as well as convenient, online classes. In Saint Louis University's tradition of excellence, the School for Professional Studies caters to nontraditional students so they can pursue degrees from globally-recognized SLU.

About Mercy: Mercy is the sixth largest Catholic health care system in the U.S. and serves more than 3 million people annually. Mercy is a highly integrated organization that includes 32 hospitals, 300 outpatient locations, 39,000 co-workers and 1,700 integrated physicians in the midwest.

About the Keefe Group: Keefe Group and its affiliate companies is the nation's leading supplier of food products, personal care products, electronics, clothing, technology, telecommunications and software solutions to the correctional market. The industry leader since 1975, Keefe serves the correctional market exclusively and has pioneered the evolution of products, packaging and technology services to fit the needs of commissaries and correctional facilities nationwide.

Visit the School for Professional Studies to learn more about the Prison Program.


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