We CU Community Engaged Scholars, with support from the Humanities Research Institute (HRI), has launched a semester-long community engagement program for humanities students at the University of Illinois. Students in the Humanities in Action program will learn to apply their humanities training in new ways while addressing a vital area of need in our Champaign-Urbana community.
Humanities in Action is intended to help remove some of the financial barriers that prevent humanities students from taking advantage of community engagement opportunities. Thanks to funding by the HRI, students will receive $1,000 to support their participation in the program. They will connect with like-minded peers,participate in workshops, and have access to mini grants to offset costs associated with their service activities. Participants will also become acquainted with HRI and the opportunities available to students studying humanities at the undergraduate and graduate levels. At the culmination of the program, participants will learn how to communicate this experience in resumes and job applications.
Learn more at an information session on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 5 p.m.