The Saint Louis University Prison Program has received $25,000 in funding from the Raskob Foundation to support the salaries and benefits for faculty teaching in the program in 2012.
Over the years, the Foundation has been a generous supporter of the University. This is the first gift from the Foundation for the Prison Program.
About the Raskob Foundation: The Raskob Foundation of Wilmington, Del., is an independent, private, Catholic, family foundation established in 1945 by John J. and Helena S. Raskob. The Foundation makes grants and loans worldwide for projects and programs associated with the Catholic Church. The Foundation involves over 100 members of the Raskob Family, spanning five generations and has distributed more than $150 million in grants to Catholic organizations and programs throughout the world. Each year, the members of the Foundation review over 1,000 requests from within the United States and around the world and distribute millions of dollars.
About the Prison Program: The Saint Louis University Prison Program is a Jesuit inspired initiative that provides education to prison staff and people incarcerated in Missouri, promotes service, and conducts research on crime and incarceration.
The SLU Prison Program is the only on-site program in the U.S. serving two underserved populations: incarcerated people and prison employees. At the Eastern Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center (ERDCC) in Bonne Terre, MO, SLU offers a degree program and arts and education programming while investigating the connections between education and recidivism.