The Odyssey Project is a free college credit-earning program in the humanities for income-eligible adults (18+) who have had limited to no access to a college education. Students meet twice a week from 6:00-8:00 PM over the course of 30-weeks (mid-September through to the end of April) while working through five different subject areas taught by faculty from local colleges and universities: Philosophy, Art History, U.S. History, Literature, and Critical Thinking & Writing. Upon successfully completing the program, students earn six college credits from Bard College (an accredited liberal arts college located in New York) and are provided with a graded transcript so that they can transfer the credits to any two or four year college or university. The program is entirely free and course materials, snacks, and transportation assistance are also provided. We are currently accepting applications for the upcoming academic year until August 15th. Applications are available at: https://www.ilhumanities.
We offer classes in Woodlawn at the AKArama Foundation Community Center (6220 S. Ingleside Ave), in Albany Park at the American Indian Center (3401 W. Ainslie St.), and a course in Spanish at UNAM-Chicago (350 W. Erie St.).