Education Versus Incarceration!
CCEF is Seeking Scholarship Applicants Today!
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CCEF seeking applicants today!

The Creative Corrections Education Foundation was established to support equal opportunities for students whose parent and/or guardian is incarcerated/paroled. Decisions are based on overall assessment of your entire application. CCEF values diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, or disability.



CCEF's mission is to provide scholarships to children of incarcerated or paroled individuals who are interested in pursuing a vocational or university education. Education motivates these often forgotten children to reach their full potential, plan for a better future, and reduce their likelihood of being incarcerated during their lifetimes. CCEF scholarships aim to prevent second generation crime.

Whats making CCEF News!  

Here is what you have been missing:




 Channel 12 Interview with News Anchor Mary Sturgil Creative Corrections Education Foundation founder and president of the board, Percy Pitzer


Channel 12 Interview SETX Weekly with News Anchor, Jackie Simien; full length interview can be seen below :



Southeast Texas Weekly
Southeast Texas Weekly



                                   ACA 142nd Annual Congress 






Mr. Pitzer & Ms America Laura Kaeppeler at ACA 142nd Annual Congress of Correction. Laura's platform is to advocate for children of incarcerated.

Pitzer sponsored Miss America Laura Kaeppeler's attendance and speech at the conference. Miss Kaeppeler's platform is supporting and mentoring children of the incarcerated as she herself was a child of an incarcerated parent. Her platform and the

Foundation's purpose work well with one another, so future dealings is anticipated. The Foundation's goal is to 'stem the pattern of repeat behaviour from parent to child, through educational opportunities'.



We are very pleased and honored to announce the North American Association of Wardens & Superintendents (NAAWS) has made a very generous donation to the CCEF. This was an unsolicited donation and we express our gratitude to NAAWS for this assistance. The funds will be used to support our efforts in providing scholarships to children of the incarcerated. We are confident others in the profession will follow the good example of NAAWS.



Thank you to our Donors:

  • CCA of Tennessee, LLC
  • Correctional Concepts, LLC
  • Mens Fund Offender Organization/North Central Correctional Facility
  • Charles Gilkey
  • Rene Greenwald
  • Sununt & Percy Pitzer
  • John Hurley
  • Patrick Keohane
  • James Whitish
  • The Pinnacle Education Foundation
  • Donald J. Levesque, Superintendent, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety And Security, Department of Corrections
  • Erica Flores
  • Mr. & Mrs. Denmon  

What's Happening at CCEF

Trinity Broadcast Network (TBN) for SETX reaching into parts of Louisiana invited Percy for an interview; date & times of airing TBA, however will be in April.

Trinity Broadcast Network (TBN) for Houston area also invited Percy for interview; date & times of airing TBA, however will be in April.

The TBN interviews covered topics pertaining to CCEF as well as Percy's views on prison reform; both of the Trinity interviews will reach into the various correctional institutions throughout the state of TX, and into LA.  They will be aired on 5 different days, as well as at 5 different times.

Percy made a guest speaking appearance at the Press Club February 21


He also is making a guest speaking appearance for

the SETX National Association of Black Journalist today, February 26, 2013


Percy was invited to appear as a guest at SETX Social Center on ClearChannel Radio Shelly Vitanza; the interview topics included CCEF as well as Percy's thoughts on Prison Reform, and will air on March 3, time TBA.  This program is heard on both AM/FM channels.




  • The most recent report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) on incarcerated parents and their children, released in August 2008, found that slightly more than 1.7 million children under age 18 had a parent in state or federal prison, representing 2.3 percent of the total U.S. child population.
  • The number of children with a father in prison increased from 881,500 in 1991 to more than 1.5 million in 2007, a 77 percent increase.
  • During that time, the number of children with a mother in prison increased by 131 percent, from 63,900 to 147,400.
  • Most prisoners had at least one child under age 18 (52 percent of state inmates and 63 percent of federal inmates).
  • A large but unknown proportion of these children will engage in criminal activity. The American Correctional Association (1990) reported that up to 50% of incarcerated juveniles have a parent who has been incarcerated.


There are 1.7 million children in the US with a parent in prison. There are 2.3 million individuals incarcerated in the US at a cost of 70 billion dollars per year. This cost does not include public assistance being provided as a result of incarceration. How many of the 1.7 million children will follow in their parents footsteps if educational assistance is not provided? As correctional professionals, I believe we can make a difference. Each kid we provide educational opportunities could be a kid not going to prison. We need your donations regardless of the amount to make this difference. If you are currently working in a correctional facility, we also need the donations of the inmate population. It's THEIR children we are helping.  --Percy Pitzerals, I believe we can make a difference. Each kid we provide educational opportunities could be a kid not going to prison. We need your donations regardless of the amount to make this difference. If you are currently working in a correctional facility, we also need the donations of the inmate population. Its THEIR children we are helping.-Percy Pitzer




Congratulations Recent Scholarship Recipient!

Auntianna Feldtman!

Auntianna was selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship, December 21, 2012; she is a student at Langston University in Langston, OK. Auntianna plans to someday seek a career in law.


We presently have 10 scholarship applicants awaiting the selection process; looks like we will meet our goal of 40 scholarships for 2013!





Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes, we are an IRS approved 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization. You will receive a letter confirming your donation with the proper information for tax reporting.

Is there a minimum donation required?
No, all donations are welcomed.

Can my donation be earmarked for a particular student or specific institution?
We will work with a donor on an individual basis for specific student or institution requests.

How should my check be made out?
All donations should be made out to Creative Corrections Education Foundation.

"When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us." -Alexander Graham Bell


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Other information

Program Administrator, Mr. Rene' Greenwald,


Program Coordinator, Ms. Sara Ciolli,

Administrative Assistant, Marsha Pitzer



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