Grantee Cohort Spring 2018
Dream Corps focuses on economic, environmental, and criminal justice issues by connecting innovators in the field to partners, digital tools, and national media platforms. Dream Corps works on four projects, one of which is #cut50. #cut50 is a national project dedicated to reducing the number of incarcerated people in the nation, humanizing people in the justice system, and giving formerly incarcerated people opportunities to rebuild their lives.
With Art for Justice support Dream Corps advanced its planning efforts to expand music programming to incarcerated women in California and distribute a music album by incarcerated young artists to promote public awareness of the crisis of mass incarceration. Its general operating support grant will continue to support #cut50’s projects, with a focus on efforts to finish a mixtape produced by people incarcerated in San Quentin, launch a music recording and production program at Chowchilla women’s prison, and plan and host a concert at Chowchilla.