Formally Incarcerated Student Transition Program

Photo of a student in Formally Incarcerated Student Transition (F.I.S.T.) program

Compton College helps formally incarcerated students make a smooth transition to college with extra support services. The Formally Incarcerated Student Transition (F.I.S.T.) program provides academic, social and economic support for students reentering the community after incarceration. One of Compton College's scholarship donors has committed to providing 30 scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each (a total donation of $30,000) during the 2017-18 year to F.I.S.T. program participants.

Students in this award-winning program benefit from regular support meetings, soft skills and professional development, career counseling and entrepreneurship exploration, career workshops and basic skills enhancement. Compton College's F.I.S.T. program was honored with the 2017 Dr. John W. Rice Diversity & Equity Award for advancing social mobility by the Foundation for California Community Colleges and the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office.

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