Humanities Institute

Past Grantees and Projects

2015-2016 Community Sabbatical Grantees

Justin DeBrosse, Literacy Coalition of Central Texas
"Evaluating the Efficacy of English Forward"

Charlie Lockwood, Texas Folklife
"Texas and Regional Music Recording: Circulation, Impact, and Sustainability"

Max Rayneard, The Telling Project
"'And That's the Story I Want Told': Performing Veteran Identity and the Telling Project"

2013-2015 Community Sabbatical Grantees

Julia Cuba, GENAustin
"Creating Sustainable Earned-Income for GENAustin"

Michael Gatto, Austin Community Design and Development Center
"Sustainable Urban Housing Design and Support"

Erin Spalding, The Christi Center
"Determining Grief and Bereavement Needs of Austin's Disenfranchised Populations"

2011-2013 Community Sabbatical Grantees

Eugenio del Bosque, Cine Las Americas
"Cine Las Americas Membership Program"

Andrea Marsh, Texas Fair Defense Project
"Developing Models for Providing Holistic Criminal Defense Representation in Texas"

Rene Valdez, Red Salmon Arts
"Save Our Youth Curricula and Pedagogical Development"

Rocio Villalobos, Grassroots Leadership - Hutto Visitation Program
"Oral History and Writing Workshops"

2009-2011 Community Sabbatical Grantees

Linda Brucker, A Legacy of Giving
"Expanding A Legacy of Giving Through Collaborative Partnerships"

Mike Evans, Urban Roots
"Food Justice Workshops for High School Students"

Deliana Garcia, Migrant Clinicians Network
"Transborder Patient Navigation: An Economic Argument"

Tim Staley, Austin Public Library Friends Foundation
"The New Central Library in America"

2008-2009 Community Sabbatical Grantees

Jennifer Peters, Capital IDEA
"Best Practices in Community College Remedial Educational Programs"

Catherine Lee Doar, Austin Habitat for Humanity
"Integrating Durable Low-Cost Shading Strategies into Austin Habitat for Humanity Homes"

Rebecca Jones, Austin's Children Museum
"Best Practices for Cognition and Inquiry-Based Learning"

2007-2008 Community Sabbatical Grantees

Robin Bradford, Foundation Communities
The River is Wide: Keeping the Faith in Disastrous Times"

Stephanie Jarvis, French Legation Museum
"Researching the African-American Presence on Robertson Hill"

Brian Radley, Breakthrough Austin
"Overcoming Silent Barriers: Building a Path to College for Undocumented Breakthrough Students"

2006-2007 Community Sabbatical Grantees

Julian Huerta, Foundation Communities
"Strategies to Improve and Expand Supportive Housing Opportunities for Homeless Families with Children"

Lana Lesley, Rude Mechanicals Theatre Company
"Researching Naturalistic Acting Techniques"

Gail Rice, SafePlace
"Applying Restorative Justice Principles to Countering Domestic Violence in Travis County"

2005-2006 Community Sabbatical Grantees

Steve Bartels, Texas RioGrande Legal Aid
"Developing Foreign Language Training in Law School Curricula"

Victoria Camp, Texas Association Against Sexual Assault
"Financial Costs of Sexual Assault in Texas and Prevention Programming"

Anna Land, Heart House
Heart House in a Box: Creating Guidelines for Expansion to New Neighborhoods"

Rachel McInturff, Armstrong Community Music School of Austin Lyric Opera
"Integrating Upgraded Music Technology into Music School Curriculum"

Harold McMillan, DiverseArts Production Group
"Restoration and Preservation of Blues Family Tree Project Archive"

Karen Paup, Texas Low Income Housing Information Service
"Researching Housing Policy in Low-Income and Minority Communities"


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