Bridge Program Mural

The Bridge Program provides university-level education for students who may not otherwise have access.

Each week, Bridge students attend class to begin college, earn up to 15 transferable units of university credit, and study philosophy, literature, art history, writing, and urban studies – all free of charge.

The Bridge Program is an important part of AULA’s commitment to economic justice, providing a jumpstart to higher education for students who may not otherwise have access to college. This comes at a time when access to education has become more difficult than in the past.

Since 1999, nearly 700 students have gathered to continue their education, engage in creative and critical discussion, and ultimately broaden the horizons of possibility for themselves, their families, and their communities.

People involved in the Bridge program

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Bridge creates a community of learners who inspire:

  • Continuous learning
  • Critical and creative thinking
  • Civic agency and activism

Resulting in an expanded horizon of possibilities

Antioch University’s Bridge Program changes lives and cultivates educational justice by providing a one-year college credit humanities curriculum at no cost to low-income adults.

Bridge Stories

  • Dr. Robin DiAngelo discusses “White Fragility”
    University of Washington professor Dr. Robin DiAngelo reads from her book “White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism” explains the phenomenon and discusses how white people can develop their capacity to engage more constructively across race.
  • “Still I Rise,” by Maya Angelou
    You may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies, You may trod me in the very dirt But still, like dust, I’ll rise.
  • Clint Smith | The Danger of Silence
    “We spend so much time listening to the things people are saying that we rarely pay attention to the things they don’t,” says poet and teacher Clint Smith. A short, powerful piece from the heart, about finding the courage to speak up against ignorance and injustice.
The Bridge Program

The Bridge Program provides University level education for students who may not otherwise have access to higher education.