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Providence Clemente Veterans' Initiative Receives High Honor

Providence CVI has been awarded the Innovation in Humanities Award by the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, an honor that recognizes the work of the program in making the state a vital place to live and work.

The honorees will be celebrated at a virtual Celebration of the Humanities event on October 15, 2020. The Providence Clemente Veterans' Initiative is supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities and offered in partnership with Bard College and Trinity Rep. It offers a two-semester class in the humanities to veterans, regardless of race, gender identity, service years, deployment history, disability status, or discharge status. Faculty from the Rhode Island School of Design, the University of Rhode Island, and UMass-Dartmouth teach in the program. 

As program graduate and current discussion facilitator, Sarah Bregler, a Marine, put it, "It opens the door for veterans to contribute in a new way that validates their experiences and harnesses their skills. It affirms that you still have a purpose.” 

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