First-Year Experience Programs Join The Facing Project

Facing Stories

We are excited to announce that four colleges/universities new to The Facing Project will embed the model into their first-year experience programs:

  • Marymount University: Arlington, Virginia/Washington D.C. (Facing Female Ex-Offender Reentry)
  • Syracuse University: Syracuse, New York (Facing the Youth Refugee Experience)
  • Tarrant County College Northwest: Fort Worth, Texas (Facing Socio-Economic Inequality)
  • Brenau University: Gainesville, Georgia (Facing Homelessness)

First-year experience programs exist in most American colleges/universities, and the programs support the participation of students in co-curricular events such as common reads, concerts, art exhibits, and guest lectures—often tied to course or seminar offerings.

These Facing Projects will bring together community partners, college students, storytellers, writers, artists, volunteers and their broader communities to learn from the first-person stories of their neighbors—and to be inspired by the stories to create new, hyper-local conversations and action.

We will share more details about each of these projects as they roll out over the next year.

If you would like to bring The Facing Project model to your campus/community, check out our Info. Guide and let us know if you’d like to connect.

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