Odyssey Project

“Our lives changed because our understanding changed.”

In this series, we are featuring the Odyssey Project, a University of Wisconsin humanities class for adult students facing economic barriers to college. With its whole family approach to breaking the cycle of generational poverty through access to education, this program has been transformational. Keena Atkinson is an alumna of Odyssey. They say whenever you […]

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Keena Atkinson | Madison, WI

“Once you figure out who you are and what is special about you, that stays with you.”

In this series, we are featuring the Odyssey Project, a University of Wisconsin humanities class for adult students facing economic barriers to college. With its whole family approach to breaking the cycle of generational poverty through access to education, this program has been transformational. Emily Auerbach is the co-founder of Odyssey. Emily: My mother was

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Emily and Bob Auerbach | Madison, WI

“I really love what I do.”

In this series, we are featuring the Odyssey Project, a University of Wisconsin humanities class for adult students facing economic barriers to college. With its whole family approach to breaking the cycle of generational poverty through access to education, this program has been transformational. Albert Watson is an alumnus of Odyssey. I’m originally from Kankakee,

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Albert Watson | Madison, WI

“I just want to keep going and keep learning.”

In this series, we are featuring the Odyssey Project, a University of Wisconsin humanities class for adult students facing economic barriers to college. With its whole family approach to breaking the cycle of generational poverty through access to education, this program has been transformational. Farren is an alumnus of  Odyssey.  I originally left school to

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Farren McDonald | Madison, WI

“No matter how big the obstacles are in front of you—success is possible.”

In this series, we are featuring the Odyssey Project, a University of Wisconsin humanities class for adult students facing economic barriers to college. With its whole family approach to breaking the cycle of generational poverty through access to education, this program has been transformational. Marisol Gonzalez is an alumna of Odyssey.  Several years ago, my

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Marisol Gonzalez | Wisconsin, WI