Project Re-Start
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Jesus Gaytan, MA, Counselor
I4-309 (3rd floor)

FAST Scholars

Project Re-Start

Project Re-Start

We aim to support and empower students impacted by incarceration through higher education.

Our Services

  • Academic Counseling- experience working with the prison system
  • Support students in the matriculation & financial aid process
  • Referrals to on and off-campus resources (including tutoring, food, housing, AA, NA & medical and mental health)
  • Advocate for students
  • Hub for student-led support system
  • Career guidance
  • Financial literacy
  • Safe and welcoming personalized support
  • Transportation Assistance (based on funds)


  • San Diego Clean Slate Clinic is a volunteer-driven and community-based organization that provides free post-conviction legal assistance to individuals who continue to be affected by the criminal justice system.
  • San Diego Metro Career Centers offers The New Beginnings Programs that was developed and designed for individuals re-entering the workforce after being involved with the justice system.
  • 2-1-1 is a free and confidential service that helps people across the U.S. and in many parts of Canada find local resources they need. It is a 24 hours a day, seven days a week hub of information.