Education Programs: Humanities Initiatives at Community Colleges

Period of Performance

2/1/2020 - 5/31/2023

Funding Totals

$99,196.00 (approved)
$99,196.00 (awarded)

Partnering to Bridge the Humanities Gap: Rose State College and Mid-Del Schools

FAIN: AE-269190-20

Rose State College (Midwest City, OK 73110-2799)
Antoinette Castillo (Project Director: July 2019 to present)

A two-and-a-half-year collaborative project to strengthen humanities learning and pathways to higher education for underserved high school students.

This proposal to the NEH Humanities Initiatives at Community Colleges partners the Rose State College Humanities Division with the Mid-Del Public School District to create a collaboration that will strengthen pathways to higher education for students in the public school district’s two most underserved high schools. The project will expand humanities throughout the entire community in ways that are fully sustainable after the grant funding period ends. This will be done by creating the following at the high schools through extension of existing college resources: 1) a visiting humanities professor rotation, 2) a shared labs practice in reading and writing, and 3) an enriching cultural events attendance project.