Congratulations to our Center for Justice Graduating Students

Congratulations to our Center for Justice Graduating Students

Congratulations to Marcos Rocha GS ’16 and Elijah Strauss, CSSW ’16 on their graduations.  Both Marcos and Eli have done remarkable work with the Center for Justice and we are proud of their accomplishments and grateful for their contributions.

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Marcos was instrumental in helping launch the Rikers Education Program and later went on to lead Project Identity, a student led program that fosters connection and exchange between Columbia University students and young adults in our community impacted by the criminal justice system.  Marcos has also been involved in several research projects connected to the Center for Justice.  Marcos was featured in an article on graduating seniors featured in the Columbia Record.
Eli spent this year with the Center as a Social Work Intern and Program Coordinator of the Rikers Education Program.  Eli has been critical in the development and implementation of several programs at Rikers including our most recent program, Rikers Studio in Architecture and Urban Design.We thank both of you for your dedication and work towards justice.