Teagle Foundation Awards $3 Million to Bolster Liberal Arts Education

Teagle Foundation Awards $3 Million to Bolster Liberal Arts Education

The New York City-based Teagle Foundation has announced grants totaling more than $3 million to bolster liberal arts programs across the country.

The awards will support ongoing efforts as well as the recently launched Pathways to the Liberal Arts initiative, which is aimed at improving access to the liberal arts for students from disadvantaged backgrounds and builds on the foundation's College-Community Connections program. The grants also will support the foundation's Liberal Arts and the Professions initiative, which identifies programs committed to infusing perspectives from the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences into undergraduate education for the professions, with a focus on business, engineering, and nursing.

The awards include $300,000 over three years to Yale University to expand its Citizens-Thinkers-Writers program, which works to encourage New Haven high school students from underserved backgrounds to join long-running conversations about civic life that date back to ancient Greece and Rome; $400,000 over three years to the Council of Independent Colleges and North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities to develop comprehensive transfer agreements in sociology and psychology that will promote transfer access from two-year community colleges to four-year independent colleges in the state; and $100,000 to Drew University and the Harlem Educational Activities Fund to renew their collaboration under a new two-week residential model for twenty rising high school juniors and seniors.