Worcester’s Clemente Course in Humanities now accepting applications

Worcester’s Clemente Course in the Humanities is now accepting applications for the class of 2019-2020. The Clemente Course provides college level classes free of charge to motivated individuals who meet low-income guidelines and are at least 17 years of age. It is designed for low-income adults who aspire to a higher education, but have been frustrated in their attempts to pursue college because of financial and other life circumstances. The program succeeds by removing many of these obstacles with dedicated instructors drawn from area colleges and universities, free tuition, free text-books, child-care, and transportation.

The Clemente Course in Humanities is offered by the Worcester County Poetry Association, in collaboration with Trinity Lutheran Church (providing space for child care for children of students enrolled in the program during evening classes), Bard College, Mass Humanities, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Clark University, Quinsigamond Community College, Worcester State University, Becker College, Anna Maria College, and the Worcester Art Museum. Major funding has been provided by The AldenTrust.

For more information visit the program’s website: www.clementeworcester.com.

To apply: visit http://www.clementeworcester.com/event/apply

Classes in Worcester will take place on Tuesday and Thursday nights between 6-8pm at The Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury Street. Classes begin on September 24th and will run for eight months. Interviews for prospective students will take place on August 26, 27 and 28th.

For further information and to schedule an interview contact Elizabeth Bacon at 774-276-1166 or clementeworcester@gmail.com.