Educate Don’t Incarcerate was founded in 2016 by Terrance Coffie. EDI’s mission is to drive criminal justice reform and improve access to higher education for formerly incarcerated persons through advocacy and mentorship.


EDI provides knowledge and guidance to formerly incarcerated students in the areas of; advocacy, education, entrepreneurship, and personal skills development.  In addition to motivating our men and youth, EDI addresses challenges of re-entry for formerly incarcerated persons. Our team of visionaries and mentors serve as guides in this process, sharing their experiences and inspiring others. 

Having experienced the cycles of poverty, substance abuse, unemployment, homelessness, and incarceration firsthand, the team members at Educate Don't Incarcerate have dedicated their lives to helping other formerly incarcerated persons pursue higher education and become change makers in their communities.