campus partner(s)

That Can Be Me Inc.






Special Project

award date


project director

Ann Kowal Smith

That Can Be Me, Inc.

Grant Summary

$150,000 over 24 months to support a grant for Books@Work, a program that partners colleges and companies to bring faculty-led liberal arts experiences to adults in workplace and community settings. Weekly seminars, with a mix of supervisors, front-line workers, and clerical staff, guide participants through readings that enable them to investigate essential questions, explore diverse perspectives, and inspire them to find their voice. In order to scale the program, Books@Work seeks funding to hire a communications and marketing director and a research director. Making the case for Books@Work in a broad range of company and community settings, coupled with a rigorous message of the program’s outcomes, will enable them to increase the number of programs and recruit participants.