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Department of Rehabilitation Psychology & Special Education
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RPSE Events

Odyssey Project: Achieving Dreams Through Higher Education

Join WISCAPE for a discussion with Emily Auerbach, professor of English at UW-Madison and director of the UW Odyssey Project, along with graduates of the Odyssey Project who will share their stories of transformation.
Date
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Time
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location
159 Education Building
Address
1000 Bascom Mall
Madison WI
Description
“The Odyssey Project helped me unwrap my gifts and rewrite the story of my life.”
    – UW Odyssey Project student

Join the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE) for a discussion with Emily Auerbach, professor of English at UW-Madison and director of the UW Odyssey Project, along with graduates of the Odyssey Project who will share their stories of transformation. 
 
The UW Odyssey Project empowers low-income adults to find their voices and get a jumpstart at earning college degrees they never thought possible. The program provides 30 students each year with a challenging college humanities class, earning six UW credits in English. Students receive free tuition, textbooks, childcare, and a weekly dinner through support from the university, grants, and private donations.
 
Graduates of the Odyssey Project have moved from homelessness to master’s degrees, from incarceration to meaningful work in the community. Whole families report life-changing effects from this award-winning program designed to break a cycle of generational poverty.

Watch this discussion on the WISCAPE YouTube channel.
Contact
Kari Dickinson
kadickinson@wisc.edu
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