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Vassar College and Sponsors for Educational Opportunity






College-Community Connections: Partnerships

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Grant Summary

Vassar College collaborated with Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) on a two-part program—based on a team-taught Vassar College course, "The Civil Rights Movement in the United States"—for SEO seniors. Students completed a one-week summer intensive on the Vassar campus where they explored the Civil Rights movement, and honed their writing skills in a writing lab that culminated in the Vassar-SEO blog. Students also attended lunchtime talks with Vassar staff about college resources, and met with Vassar undergraduates to learn about their research or creative work. the second part of the program was opened to all SEO seniors. This six-week component extended the work of the summer and had the students complete a range of writing assignments and a critical paper.