Topic: Free Minds

Free Minds Jumpstarts a College Education for Low-Income Adults: Application Deadline is July 5

June 3, 2010

The Free Minds Project, a program that offers a free college-level humanities class to low-income adults who have faced barriers to higher education, is accepting applications until July 5 for its 2010-11 class.

Free Minds is a community engagement incubator project sponsored by the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at The University of Texas at Austin, in partnership with Austin Community College (ACC) and Foundation Communities.

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Adults break through financial and social barriers to pursue intellectual life in Humanities Institute program

May 19, 2008

When she lost her job in a company downsizing, Marissa Flores Machado had no idea what was next. She didn't expect to find herself spending two evenings a week seated around a table discussing Socrates, Shakespeare and Frederick Douglass.

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