Hudson Link has formed robust partnerships with seven college partners and sponsors Associate and Bachelor degree programs Liberal Arts and Behavioral Science in six correctional facilities across New York State. Our college partners are the core of our programming and provide college preparatory classes in English, math, sociology and history in order to ready them for college-level classwork.
At the heart of our enterprise, are our college partners. Click on any tab to read more.
Columbia University joined Hudson Link’s prestigious list of colleges in 2015, offering credit-bearing courses at Taconic and Sing-Sing.
About Columbia University
Columbia University is one of the world’s most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.
Mercy College and Hudson Link unite to sponsor an Associate and Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Science—a unique, and socially-engaging college degree program at Sing Sing Correctional Facility.
About Mercy College
Mercy College is a private liberal arts college, dedicated to providing students the opportunity to transform their lives through diversity and higher education. Hudson Link and Mercy have partnered to sponsor a challenging college program at Sing Sing Correctional Facility.
This socially-engaging college program provides the opportunity for students to obtain their Associate and Bachelor’s degrees in Behavioral Science. Through intensive college classes in psychology and sociology, engaging classroom discussions and complex research projects, students examine why individuals react to certain aspects of society and the world at large in a particular way taking into consideration motivation, emotion, perception, personality and individual preferences.
This challenging curriculum opens the door to critical thinking and a deeper understanding of oneself and the world and prepares our students to live and act ethically and responsibly in a changing world. In addition, a Behavioral Science degree prepares our students for rewarding careers in education, health services management and counseling.
Ranked by U.S. News and World Report as having one of the most diverse student populations in the nation, Nyack College has partnered with Hudson Link to sponsor a unique and intensive college degree granting program at Fishkill Correctional Facility.
About Nyack College
This progressive college program provides a fast-track for students to complete their Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management and a unique pathway for the men to transition from a maximum to a medium security prison and still complete their Bachelor’s degree prior to release. Students are required to have completed a minimum of 60 credits from an accredited institution of higher learning to be accepted and the program is designed so that a cohort of students attend classes as a group, 4 days per week, over a period of 18 months.
The unique “cohort” model used in this course provides a supportive learning environment which encourages growth and helps students develop their communications, interpersonal and problem-solving skills. The course material is challenging and the academic standards are high.
Through an academically rigorous, interdisciplinary curriculum students in the Organizational Management program explore the use of technology, communication and research; develop analytical and critical thinking skills; engage in ethical theories; demonstrate diverse perspectives as a means to problem solving and initiating change and transformation through personal growth, development and life-long learning.
Siena College, a private residential, Catholic Franciscan liberal arts college, has partnered with Hudson Link at Greene Correctional Facility to offer credit-bearing classes at the Greene Correctional Facility.
About Siena College
Founded in 1937, Siena College has a student body of about 3,000. On the main campus, Siena College offers 30 degree programs, 52 minors and certificate programs, and professional curricula in teacher preparation/education, pre-medical, pre-law, and social work. Admission to the college is competitive.
Students at Greene have the opportunity to take credit-bearing courses in a wide variety of subject areas. Admission is competitive and all college students at are housed together in order to foster a positive and supportive learning environment. The program is intensive, and the students are highly motivated. The experience of teaching and learning in this program is transformative for students and instructors alike. Students are challenged to think outside the box, question assumptions, set goals, and develop critical thinking skills.
As a Franciscan Catholic college, Siena takes its Franciscan mission of service seriously. Partnering with Hudson Link to provide credit-bearing courses to students at Greene Correctional Facility is one of the many practical manifestations of this mission.
SUNY Sullivan Community College
SUNY Sullivan Community College and Hudson Link have joined forces to sponsor an Associate’s degree in Liberal Arts and Humanities at Sullivan Correctional Facility. This degree enables Hudson Link students to transfer into a four-year college degree program.
About SUNY Sullivan Community College
This socially engaging, college program provides students the opportunity to obtain their Associate’s degree in Liberal Arts and Humanities, focusing on English, history, psychology, sociology and the sciences. The program also prepares students to transfer into a four-year college degree granting program.
Attending these demanding SUNY Sulivan college classes enables Hudson Link students to focus on ideas, languages, logic and a broader image of the world, nature and society. The liberal arts program emphasizes questions more than answers, helping our students become better critical thinkers.
SUNY Ulster Community College
Ulster Community College has partnered with Hudson Link at Shawangunk Correctional Facility to offer an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts. This program offers ample opportunity for exploration for those who want to acquire a broad cultural background.
About SUNY Ulster
At SUNY Ulster, students live by the motto – Start here. Go far. The students that go through this program at Shawangunk Correctional Facility will go far in their lives, equipped with education that has deepened their way of thinking and communicating.
Heavy emphasis is placed on both the humanities and social science. The program prepares students to understand and apply the methods social scientists use to explore social phenomena; employ quantitative methods to solve problems; produce, revise and improve coherent texts and oral disclosure and apply to subject research; and understand the basic narrative of American, Western or Other World history and their relationship to the rest of the world.
Vassar College, a liberal arts college renowned for its pioneering achievements in education, has partnered with Hudson Link to sponsor a unique, credit-bearing course at Taconic Correctional Facility: Inside-Out; Gender, Social Problems and Social Changes in the Contemporary United States.
About Vassar College
This innovative and challenging course puts Vassar students and incarcerated women side-by-side in a classroom inside Taconic Correctional Facility. It provides students with the remarkable opportunity to engage in a unique dialogue, as they examine issues of social significance through the “prism of prison.”
Through college classes and community exchanges, the Inside-Out program deepens the conversation about crime, justice, freedom and inequality in society. Since its inception, students of Inside-Out—on both sides of the prison walls—have time and again claimed that this experience transformed the ways they viewed themselves and the world.