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Vanguard University (Costa Mesa, CA 92626-6520)
Kristen Lashua (Project Director: July 2018 to present)
American Stories: A Humanities Summer Bridge Program

The development and implementation of a summer bridge program based on American history and culture for at-risk students.

This project will develop and launch American Stories, a 5-week summer residential Bridge program for first-generation and other at-risk incoming freshmen at Vanguard University. Students will take HIST 156C: American Stories, a class to fulfill their freshman history requirement. The curriculum focuses on movement and ethnicity in American history, with a special emphasis on introducing students to digital humanities projects and oral history. Students will also take a one-unit Writing Lab designed to ready them for composition at the college level. A Humanities Initiatives Grant would allow Vanguard to run the program for its first two years, establishing several cohorts of at-risk students who are better prepared for college and for their study of the humanities. Vanguard has achieved great success with its STEM Bridge program and seeks to build on that success with this new humanities initiative.

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Project fields:
English; U.S. History

Humanities Initiatives at Hispanic-Serving Institutions

Education Programs

$98,317 (approved)
$98,317 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2019 – 9/30/2021