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The Bard Microcollege for Just Community Leadership: the Nation’s First Tuition-Free College Dedicated to Advocacy, Arts, and Sciences
May 4 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
JustLeadershipUSA is pleased to announce a bold next step in our mission to amplify the power of directly impacted leaders. In partnership with the Bard Prison Initiative and College & Community Fellowship, JustLeadership is establishing The Bard Microcollege for Just Community Leadership: the Nation’s First Tuition-Free College Dedicated to Advocacy, Arts, and Sciences. This new microcollege will be housed at the Countee Cullen branch of the New York Public Library on 136th St. in the cultural heart of Harlem and will deploy the expertise and resources of three leading institutions in a community-based setting to cultivate directly impacted leaders, decision-makers, and advocates of the future.
The Bard Microcollege for Just Community Leadership will become a hub of learning, teaching, and thinking among the community of formerly incarcerated people in New York City as faculty, students, and practitioners.
Beginning in August, students will enroll full-time in an intimate, seminar-based program with small classes and world-class faculty. The curriculum will engage the full breadth of the liberal arts and focus on community-based advocacy, history, and ideas. (To apply, click here.)