Bronx man’s journey to a Manhattan College degree started in Rikers
- The Engaging, Educating, Empowering Means Change course and scholarship program, commonly called E3MC, pairs Manhattan College students with qualifying inmates at Rikers Island.
- Devon Greene, left, is the first formerly incarcerated
- Devon Greene, left, is the first formerly incarcerated person to graduate from Manhattan College via the Engaging, Educating, Empowering Means Change program. Photo Credit: Isatou Kebbeh
By Lauren Cook firstname.lastname@example.org @L_Cook865
Updated May 20, 2019 6:19 PM
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Even after years of hard work, Devon Greene still could not believe he made it to graduation day. Clad in cap and gown on Friday, the 28-year-old from the south Bronx received his communications degree from Manhattan College.
“I am still in disbelief,” he said. “Not because I suffer from impostor syndrome or feel unworthy, but because people coming from incarceration aren’t supposed to go on to obtain bachelor’s degrees.”
Greene has excelled beyond many of his peers who have gone through the criminal justice system.
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