Capital Campaign: Education is the foundation for a better future. Won’t you help us build one?
Join our Capital Campaign
Since 1998, Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison has helped build a foundation for stronger, healthier communities by transforming the lives of men and women incarcerated in New York State through the power of higher education.
This year, the Hudson Link family is asking for your help in building a foundation for our future. In the past 18 years, Hudson Link has awarded 478 degrees through six college partners. Hudson Link’s astonishingly low recidivism rate of less than 4% – compared to over 67% nationwide – is proof that the transformative power of education is far more cost effective than prison. Our graduates successfully rejoin their families and communities, obtaining meaningful employment and living healthy, productive lives.
At a cost of $60,000 per year to incarcerate a single person compared with $5,000 annually to educate them, Hudson Link’s programs have saved New York State taxpayers over $21 million per year – and that number continues to increase.
We have embarked on a $550,000 Capital Campaign to fund the purchase and renovation of a historic building in the heart of the Village of Ossining, NY to house our offices and Alumni Services Network. Your donation will enable us to continue to provide programs and services for our students and alumni in a permanent home, eliminating the high cost of monthly rent. Because of you, those critical dollars will be spent where they are needed most: on books, classes and school supplies for our students.
Education is the foundation for a better future. Won’t you help us build one?
Help Us Reach our Goal of $550,000!3%
Engrave your name on the commemorative Hudson Link Pathway to Success bronze plaque