In the News
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In addition to our monthly newsletter, we are proud to have been featured in the following publications:
The Alcalde, the alumni magazine of The University of Texas, published an article about Free Minds, “Minds on Fire,” in January 2012.
Also in Spring 2012, Edible Austin published “When We Eat and Why: What Comes First,” an article by Free Minds Project Director Vive Griffith which explores how meals help Free Minds students to build community.
The Free Minds Project was featured in a banner story and video on the UT Website, “Free Minds: Adults break through financial and social barriers to pursue intellectual life in Humanities Institute program,” in May 2008. Read the story. Watch the video.
The Daily Texan published an article about the Free Minds Project, “Program provides adults with opportunity to earn college credits,” on June 21, 2007.
Fox 7 News did a feature on the Free Minds Project, “’Free Minds’ Program Offers College Education to Financially Strapped,” on May 21, 2007.
“This intellectual awakening has changed how I view myself, my place in the community and in the world. It is especially exciting to be able to share this new view with my children.” — Abbie Navarrete, 2007 graduate
“Free Minds has empowered me with the tools and confidence to move forward. Not only that, but it has given me the nerve to speak up and out loud, to voice my ideas, no matter how insignificant they may seem. I have gained an incredible amount of courage.” — Marissa Machado, 2008 graduate
“I have always expressed to my children the importance of education and how they can do whatever they put their minds to. By completing this class, I feel that this is a step to proving that to my kids as well as to myself.” — Irene Pickney, 2009 graduate