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We Believe

– Healthy communities do not need prisons. Education is a cornerstone of healthy communities.

– Blackness, poverty, migration status, gender non-conformity, queerness, disability, and addiction are NOT crimes.

– The routes to higher education should be forged through compassion, collective practice, and community engagement.

Higher education is a practice of personal
transformation and civic responsibility.

Recent News

December 1, 2020

A recording of the event, "Ear Hustle and the Power of Listening," facilitated by OPEEP's Tiyi Morris and Mary Thomas, is located at the Wexner Center for the Arts webpage. Watch to see a Zoom…

August 27, 2020

OPEEP celebrates the success of former Insider student Terry Green, founder and director of Think Make Live Youth. Read his profile in the 2020 Young Professional's Guide to Columbus issue of…

August 20, 2020

Check out the Lantern’s article about OSU’s use of prison labor.

August 20, 2020

Read the Office of Outreach & Engagement’s article about OPEEP.