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Upcoming Alumni Events:
Creative Writing Workshop is Back!
Where: Sierra Vista Learning Center, 4320 South Congress Avenue
Who: You! No experience is necessary and all are welcome to sign up. Space is limited and workshop slots will be reserved on a first come, first served basis. Please ensure that you’re able to attend the majority of workshop sessions before registering in order to respect the time of Free Minds volunteers and fellow workshop participants.
Master Class April 20th, 12 – 2 pm
Focus on Photography: The Symbolic Portraiture of Arnold Newman
Harry Ransom Center, corner of 21st and Guadalupe
Join us for this special tour and discussion of the HRC’s new exhibit entitled Arnold Newman: Masterclass. Post-World War II, Photographer Arnold Newman was formulating a new approach to portraiture, capturing iconic subjects like Pablo Picasso, Marilyn Monroe, and Mickey Mantle in their own environments. Through this trademark style, Newman created works of lasting cultural resonance. Call or email the Free Minds office to RSVP!
- Capital Idea is a sponsorship program that helps adults living on low-incomes to complete their college degrees by going to school full time. They focus primarily on job training in healthcare, as well as technology and trades.
- The Regional Foundation Library is a UT organization that provides individuals and non-profits with funding information and assistance. Call and make an appointment to start looking for college grant and scholarship sources.
- ACC is a great option for students looking to get an associate’s degree or transfer to a four-year college. Here is some information about the associate’s degrees offered by ACC and about ACC’s transfer services.
- Texas State University in Round Rock has programs designed specifically for working adult students. All of their course offerings are in the evening, and their degree plans allow for extensive online and community college coursework. Click here to check out their degree programs.
- The New College at St. Edward’s University is also designed for adults with busy lives. They offer a number of undergraduate degrees through their evening program.
- Concordia University offers an accelerated bachelor’s degree program for working adults, in the areas of healthcare administration, human resource management, business, and technical management.
Career & Life:
- Workforce Solutions Capital Area offers free workshops in resume writing, interview techniques and career services. Check out their workshop calendar for times and locations. Their website also features E-seminars about job hunting.
- Money Management Classes are offered free through Foundation Communities and are available to anyone who lives in a household bringing less than $50,000 annually. You can register for this three session course online or by phone.
Humanities in Austin:
- Reconnect with your inner author and with Free Minds by signing up for one of our creative writing workshops. We offer a workshop each semester.
- Has your reading life been on the wane since leaving Free Minds? Austin Public Library has a variety of adult book clubs to choose from, as does Book People.
- Listen to new poetry and share your poems at Ruta Maya’s weekly poetry open mic, Tuesdays 6-9 pm.
- Catch up on your Shakespeare by catching a free performances at the Zilker Hillside Theater, courtesy of Austin Shakespeare.
- Stay up to date on UT’s Arts and Humanities events.