The Formerly Incarcerated Students in Transition (F.I.S.T.) is a program at El Camino College’s Compton Center designed for the formerly incarcerated to engage in education and advancement to freedom from parole. The Compton Parole department has asked those that have AT RISK YOUTH and others that are on parole or probation to get the word out to all formerly incarcerated individuals that are seeking rehabilitation to join this movement. This program launched in the summer of 2016. Thus far, there are impressive STATISTICS: The F.I.S.T Program has enrolled over 60 new students since August 2016 and 42% are African American males — a population identified as underrepresented at the Compton Center. If you have a loved one in need of a job or vocational skill training or who wants to obtain a degree or a loved one in need of counseling, please tell them about this program so they can take full advantage of all it has to offer. The F.I.S.T. program provides academic, social, and economic support for students reentering the community after incarceration. For further information, please contact either Dr. Joseph Lewis (student services advisor and club advisor to the F.I.S.T. Program) or Michael Chattom (West Coast Director of NABSIO.