Street Humanities 2017-2018
Make a difference in someone's life: VOLUNTEER TO TEACH
CNC, in partnership with the Association Advocating for Women and Children (AWAC), is pleased to be able to offer the Street Humanities program in the spring (2018) semesters. The program offers men and women who have experienced exclusion, poverty, and/or barriers to learning an opportunity to experience education in a supportive environment as part of the college community.
Share your knowledge, your passion, and your experiences
If you have knowledge and passion for the Liberal Arts from Anthropology to Zoology, and anything in between, please consider volunteering your skills, talent, and dedication to this groundbreaking CNC program.
With your help CNC will be able to offer introductory educational opportunities for people facing multiple barriers to accessing higher education. It is the goal of this program for participants to gain insights into critical thinking and problem-solving, and to the possibilities of further education.
The program runs during the academic year, in the early evening, twice a week. Each course is delivered over 12 hours during a 4 week period, and class design is open to the instructor's interpretation: lectures, readings, discussions, hands-on, written assignments, group projects and field trips.
Manager & Founder of Street Humanities (2005): Barbara Old, Director of International Education
"This program provides an opportunity for marginalized men and women who would never likely walk through the college doors to expand their boundaries, and expand their lives.”
Instructor: Children's Literature
"I am grateful to have been asked to volunteer teach in this program because not only did I witness changes in the students' understanding but I noticed a significant shift of my own."
Student: James, 2014 Street Humanities Grad, and 2015 CNC Power Engineering Grad
"Street Humanities fills a void in BC, where so many people can come out of the shadows of addiction and / or personal conflicts of pain, anger and isolation. This program gives hope, friendship and trust. It wakes us up to a potential plan for a future, keeps us on the right path of re-education towards finding a passion for learning, that we never thought possible in our former lives."
CNC program supported by City of Prince George
The 2017-18 Street Humanities program is managed and funded by CNC and supported by a Social Enhancement Grant from the City of Prince George. Students will be supported in tuition, books and transportation costs to and from school. Instructors will be supported in classroom management and student study skills workshops outside of the class environment. Along with evening classes running twice a week, the program may include social outings such as poetry readings, film festivals, symphony evenings to cross-country skiing.
Street Humanities is a highlight of CNC’s mandate to serve northern communities and to provide educational opportunities to as wide a segment of the population as possible.