We are still accepting applications for the next Free Minds class!

You can apply online or print the application here. Visit our apply page for details. Applications received sooner will be given priority.


Helping Adults Begin a New Chapter in Their Lives

The Free Minds Project provides Austin-area adults living on limited incomes with a chance to explore their intellectual potential. The program offers a free year-long college course in humanities to adults who have faced barriers to education. Free Minds is a program of Foundation Communities, affiliated with The Clemente Course in the Humanities, maintaining strong partnerships with UT Austin and Austin Community College, bridging the non-profit and academic worlds in innovative ways.

Learn more about us in this informational video.

By removing the barriers that often prevent working-class adults from pursuing higher education, Free Minds creates a dynamic community of learners–one that takes on foundational thinkers and texts while honoring the life experiences of its members.