Outreach programs solve real-world problems by linking the community beyond UC Irvine to the School of Humanities’ rich education and research resources.  Students, faculty, and staff share their expertise and energy with K-12 educators, businesses, government, community organizations, individuals, and families.

The School of Humanities at UC Irvine is inextricably connected to our community.  This dedication is exemplified through programs such as Humanities Out There, community outreach through Oscher Lifelong Learning Institute, and many others.  The School of Humanities also has projects and programs that are dedicated to local K-12 education in conjunction with teacher training.  Our esteemed faculty and graduate students lead  outreach programs at local libraries, community centers, museums, and beyond. 

How Does Funding Outreach Programs make a Meaningful Impact?

Outreach is the absolute link between a university, its surrounding community, and beyond.  Gifts to areas of outreach will have an immediate impact in program sustainability and creation thatdirectly benefits the Orange County community and beyond. For more information on how to make an impact through outreach at the School of Humanities, please contact Linda Haghi, Executive Director of Advancement, at 949-824-2923 or lhaghi@uci.edu.

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The UC Irvine History Project

The UCI History Project is an organization of teachers, historians, and affiliated scholars that promotes history education through professional development programs and leadership opportunities for Southern California teachers.  Since 1999, the UCI History Project has offered teachers seminars and institutes in American and World History.  These programs support teachers to make their classrooms into laboratories where students learn to read, think, and write critically.  This research-based approach that focuses on the critical thinking skills of the history discipline, on content aligned with the state standards, and on academic literacy offers teachers relevant strategies for their classrooms. External evaluations document that teachers in the UCI History Project programs have improved their students’ understanding of historical content, their critical thinking skills, and their academic literacy. The UCI History Project’s goal is to increase the achievement of all students, thereby developing an informed and engaged citizenry prepared for the 21st century workforce.

Until recently, the UC Irvine History Project has been funded by state support and individual donations. With the wide reach of the Project across the Orange County community, its sustainability would greatly benefit from an endowment.

To learn more about the UC Irvine History Project, please visit:  https://www.humanities.uci.edu/history/ucihp/

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