Clemente Course in the Humanities
For over 25 years, the Clemente Course in the Humanities has created transformative educational experiences for adults facing economic hardship and adverse circumstances. Clemente’s free college humanities courses empower students to further their education and careers, become effective advocates for themselves and their families, and engage actively in cultural and political life.
Over 10,000 students have benefited from the Clemente Course in the Humanities to date, with many pursuing further education at universities and community colleges and fostering a spirit of lifelong learning in their families and communities.
Professors from leading colleges and universities teach every Clemente course. They use class discussions, readings, and written assignments to build learners’ skills in areas like critical thinking, written and oral communications, and self-advocacy.
Our Clemente Partnership in Newark
NJCH is honored to partner with CCH through the Clemente Veterans’ Initiative Newark (CVIN), a program which offers free humanities coursework to veterans and community members in the city of Newark. CVIN explores themes of war and reconciliation through core humanities disciplines like philosophy, literature, art and US history, and writing.
Watch this space throughout summer 2022 for information about applying to the next CVIN class.