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Project Rebound

Project Rebound


Project Rebound is a specialized program that empowers formerly incarcerated and system impacted students at CSU San Marcos. We guide our students in all aspects of academia and beyond; holding them to high standard of academics. Project Rebound also acts a direct liaison between networks throughout the campus as a whole and the surrounding community.

PR Office Group

Center Resources 

  • admission support
  • advocacy for students with parole or probation difficulties
  • academic advising
  • FAFSA and scholarship support
  • internships
  • counseling/therapy
  • mentoring
  • record expungment workshops
  • resume building
  • career support
  • legal clinics
  • and much more 

Center Facilities 

  • computers for student use
  • printing services
  • community space/lounge
  • fridge and microwave
  • academic supplies for students,
  • meeting space


Project Rebound was founded in 1967 by Professor John Irwin at San Francisco State University. The program, back then and now, is run by full-time staff and students, most of whom have had prior incarceration experiences. The program offers wrap-around services to students impacted by the criminal justice system. By offering college support, students excel in higher education. The program seeks to admit full-time students to CSUSM who are motivated to be successful and who are dedicated to transforming their lives.