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Paulo Freire International Community Service Grant

The Learning Abroad Center, in partnership with the Career & Community Learning Center, sponsors several students annually to participate in community service projects abroad. Grants of up to $2,000 are available to selected University of Minnesota-Twin Cities undergraduate students.

The grant program is named after Paulo Freire, an educator and leader who sought to empower the oppressed through literacy programs that encouraged social and political awareness. In this spirit, the grant emphasizes how human oppression and liberation overlap with community service and international work.

An information session will be held on Friday, December 18th at 11 AM in 345 Fraser Hall.

The application deadline for this grant is 4 p.m. on Friday, January 29, 2010.

http://www.umabroad.umn.edu/financial/scholarships/pauloFreire.html