campus partner(s)

Carthage College






Knowledge for Freedom

award date


project director

Ben DeSmidt, Eric Pullin

Carthage College

Grant Summary

$245,000 over 36 months to provide an intensive college-level introduction to the humanities on the Carthage College campus to local high school students. For families with limited financial means who live in or near college towns, a gap often exists between the opportunity they see through the college gates and what they expect for themselves. The Humanities Citizenship Initiative (HCI) at Carthage College opens up a pathway to the liberal arts for students attending the local Kenosha-Racine, Wisconsin school system.