Inside-Out idea was born on a visit to the state prison in Dallas, PA.
First Inside-Out class was conducted in the Philadelphia Prison System.
2000 – 2001
Two other Temple professors began Inside-Out classes.
Inside-Out expanded to the state prison in Graterford, PA. The Graterford Think Tank began and the group still meets weekly.
2002 – 2003
Soros Justice Senior Fellowship granted to replicate the program in other locations; inside and outside students collaborated in developing replication criteria and materials.
First Inside-Out Instructor Training Institute held in July with 20 participants. Graterford Think Tank members co-facilitated parts of training.
The first advisory boards, the National Steering Committee and National Research Committee, were established and have been meeting regularly ever since.
Inside-Out Regional Centers began to be developed throughout the country and the first Inside-Out regional conference was held in Indiana.
Mini-documentary on Inside-Out was developed by University of Oregon.
Day-long conference at Graterford Prison conducted during the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology.
Visit to the Graterford Think Tank by several high-ranking officials of the French Ministry of Justice who met to discuss the Inside-Out program.
Alumni groups in Oregon and Philadelphia began to meet and develop programming.
Inside-Out expanded to Canada.
Inside-Out expanded to the U.K.
Inside-Out received a Ford Foundation grant to scale up the program in MI, OR, PA, CA, and CO.
Inside-Out expanded to Australia and Mexico.
As of 2017, Inside-Out has hosted 51 trainings, which have prepared more than 800 educators worldwide to facilitate Inside-Out and other community-based learning courses.
More than two dozen think tanks had been established to work on social justice projects around the world.