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Odyssey Project

The Odyssey Project: A history

By Matthew Schroyer/For CU-CitizenAccess — The Odyssey Project in Champaign is an affiliate of the Bard Clemente Course in the Humanities, which began offering college-level courses to economically and educationally disadvantaged adults in 1995 out of the Roberto Clemente Family Guidance Center in Manhattan, N.Y. Since then, courses under the Bard Clemente name have been taught more than 100 times, and in 14 states and the District of Columbia. 

Like the Bard Clemente Course, the Odyssey Project gives all students free instruction and course materials, such as textbooks and flash drives to save computer documents.

The Odyssey class of 2009-2010, pictured, had a 48 percent graduation rate, an improvement over the previous year. Odyssey instructors have been working to increase retention in the free program, which grants college credits in the humanities

Potential users imagine benefits of Big Broadband in Champaign-Urbana

By Joel Steinfeldt — This summer, Tanya Weatherly will again decide between having Internet access at home and paying her other utility bills.

Robert K. O'Danielle - The News-Gazette/May 26, 2010.

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