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Mansfield Institute for Social Justice and Transformation

The Mansfield Institute for Social Justice and Transformation, created in 1999 through a generous gift from the Mansfield Foundation, gives Roosevelt University a unique opportunity to develop an integrated program of curriculum, research, and outreach focused on social justice issues through which students will develop into socially conscious leaders. We create and facilitate scholar activism among our students, faculty and members of our community, through a pedagogy of transformational learning, social justice programming, and action.

Transformational Learning

This unique and innovative model of service learning that we have developed at Roosevelt University presents opportunities for personal and social transformation, as students become engaged citizens who create change. 



Bringing together the strengths of the university and community in order to understand and address gaps in the system that perpetuate the prison pipeline. We engage in specific, long term, collaborative projects with our community partners we are both disrupting the pipeline and giving youth reason to hope while preparing them for productive adulthood.