We are delighted to announce that on January 20, 2022, Project Pericles will our work at The American Association of Colleges & Universities (ACC&U) Annual Meeting held in Washington, D.C. Our session, "Connecting Classrooms to Communities: Empowering Students to Address Grand Challenges" will highlight the work of our Periclean Faculty Leaders (PFLs). PFLs develop and teach innovative courses incorporating a community-initiated project.
The session will feature two PFLs in the Humanities (funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation) and two PFLs in STEM and Social Sciences (funded by The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations). The PFL Program is also supported by The Eugene M. Lang Foundation.
The health of our democratic institutions depends on graduating students who will be civically engaged leaders. Project Pericles’ mission of developing engaged citizens continues to be critical. Our programs empower college students by giving them the tools they need to solve society’s grand challenges: Climate Change, Education Access, Immigration, Mass Incarceration, Public Health, Race and Inequality, and Voter Engagement.
Project Pericles, in collaboration with Up to Us, is excited to share that a diverse cohort of 26 faculty have received a 2020-2021 Up to Us Voting Modules Fellowship Award. This fellowship supports faculty with a $500 award as they empower students to 1) explore solutions to pressing issues (affordable healthcare, climate change, racial equity, student debt) to help ensure their futures are economically and socially secure and 2) gain skills to become life-long fiscal thinkers and civic leaders.
To help youth voters participate in their democracy with confidence, Project Pericles joins hundreds of partners to celebrate National Voter Education Week (“NVEW”), a digital campaign to equip communities with all of the information they need to be informed, confident, and prepared voters.
Leading Higher Education Organizations Mobilize to Engage All College Students in Civic Learning and Democracy Engagement (CLDE)
Project Pericles today joined forces with dozens of higher education and student success organizations to announce a “Shared Commitment” to make “Democracy Learning a Top Priority for Postsecondary Education.”
Distinguished Cohort of Periclean Delegates Announced for Teagle-Funded "Transformative Texts" Initiative
Building on our Periclean campuses’ commitments to liberal arts education, civic engagement, and the humanities, Project Pericles is launching a new initiative: “Building Transformative Texts in Civic Education” supported by The Teagle Foundation and The Eugene M. Lang Foundation.
Project Pericles is saddened by the passing of long-time Board of Advisors member, Ambassador James C. Hormel. Ambassador Hormel served on our Board of Advisors since the beginning of the organization in 2001. He was deeply committed to civic engagement and advocating for human rights. Ambassador Hormel will be greatly missed.
Ten Newly Awarded Mellon PFLs Will Empower Students to be Community Leaders through Humanities Courses
Project Pericles is delighted to announce that 10 faculty members representing 10 Periclean institutions were selected as part of Cohort III of The Andrew W. Mellon Periclean Faculty Leadership (PFL) Program™ in the Humanities. This PFL program connects the humanities with civic engagement in the classroom, on campus, in the community, and more expansively, in society.
Ten Faculty Awarded AVDF PFL Grants for Innovative Community Collaborations and STEM/Social Sciences Courses
Ten faculty members representing ten Periclean institutions were selected to teach new, innovative courses with a community-initiated project as part of Cohort II of The Periclean Faculty Leadership (PFL) Program in the STEM and Social Sciences, supported by The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations (AVDF) and The Eugene M. Lang Foundation.
Today, our nation focuses on the Chauvin verdict. This verdict reminds us that the unjust murder of George Floyd is part of a broader struggle for racial equity that has been happening for our entire history and continues. Project Pericles remains committed to the fight against systemic racism and inequality.