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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.