Concord Prison Outreach
Concord Prison Outreach (CPO) is a nonprofit organization that works to help people who are incarcerated build better lives for themselves and their families. The mission of Concord Prison Outreach is to offer high-quality programs that focus on education, personal growth and opportunities for incarcerated people and their families. It aims to help all people who are incarcerated in Massachusetts have access to meaningful educational and personal growth opportunities. CPO works cooperatively with the Massachusetts Department of Correction (DOC), offering educational programs that focus on skill-building and personal growth, essentials to help support people in prison to achieve success while incarcerated or post-incarceration. CPO provides a range of educational services, including basic literacy and numeracy. Increasing readiness for an adult diploma preparation program, like the HiSET. The Learn to Read and Write classes is aimed at students who need extra help with the basics of reading and writing. The HiSET, like the GED, provides test takers with a state-issued high school equivalency credential. Students have the opportunity to take the exam while incarcerated.