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Expanding Access to College

Established in 2016 by Director Esohe Osai, the Justice Scholars Institute is a college preparation program offered by the University of Pittsburgh School of Education in partnership with Pittsburgh Public Schools. More than 230 students have been supported so far. 

The program aims to give high school students everything they need to get ready for college.  Students complete college credit courses, service-learning experiences, college visits, and other pre-college exposure experiences, while also learning to tap into their full potential as critical thinkers and learners. 

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Mission & Goals

Learn how we prepare students to be advocates for change and social justice.

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Our Team

Our team is made up of faculty and staff from the University of Pittsburgh School of Eduaction.

JSI Alumni

Learn about the many different higher education institutions that JSI alumni have attended after completing our program and graduating from high school. 

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JSI Report

Learn more about the progress and direction of the Justice Scholars Institute, and the challenges facing college access in Western Pennsylvania. 

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Contact Us

Get in touch with us for questions or feedback about the program. We'd love to hear from you!