The Bridge Program at Antioch University Los Angeles
Since 1999, The Bridge Program at Antioch University Los Angeles has been doing something simply revolutionary: providing quality education in the Humanities for the poor and working poor of Los Angeles. The result? 400 more people: • have a larger vision for their lives, greater self-confidence, and a deeper sense of how we are all connected in one community, and more hope. • are pursuing their education: completing high school, attending university, and some are now in graduate school. • demonstrating a greater commitment to education for themselves, their children and their community. • are participating in public life, going to museums, studying at libraries, attending poetry readings, concerts and plays.
The Bridge Program spans the chasm from the dead end back alleys of poverty, to the vibrant centers of public life and discussion. Bridge students work together with committed faculty and tutors for nine months—studying philosophy, literature, art history and the writing arts. The course is always provided free of charge; this includes tuition (up to 12 units through Antioch University Los Angeles), books, supplies, transportation costs, and an evening meal.