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Director's Letter
JC:HEM 2014 Final Report Executive Summary

In a recent discussion, I was asked a question that I am often asked, “Why educate refugees if they cannot work?” The question makes us go to the core of why educate anyone, what is the purpose of higher education? Because the question is asked so often we included it in the Bridge to Learning course for the students, many of whom are refugees, to answer with us. One student, now a graduate with a Regis University awarded Diploma in Liberal Studies, replied with some surprise at the question, “We do not seek higher education for jobs; we seek higher education to fight ignorance.” Another perspective comes from a refugee living in Chad, “If we had had education in Darfur, we would not be refugees today. Without education, we were caught unaware.” Your support and interest makes it possible for JC:HEM to extend the reach of higher education to many.

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Transform Newsletter: February 2014
The Newsletter of JC:HEM - Jesuit Commons: Higher Education at the Margins

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July 2014
The Newsletter of JC:HEM - Jesuit Commons: Higher Education at the Margins

Transform Newsletter: September 2014
Transform: The Newsletter of Jesuit Commons: Higher Education at the Margins

Transform Newsletter: December 2014
The Newsletter of JC:HEM - Jesuit Commons: Higher Education at the Margins

International Women’s Day March 8, 2015
JC:HEM to Participate in International Women's Day at Voices of Faith Event at the Vatican Celebrate International Women’s Day March 8 at the 2015 Voices of Faith storytelling event from the heart of the Vatican with Dr. Mary McFarland, Executive Director of JC:HEM, and Suad Mohamed, JC:HEM Diploma of Liberal Studies graduate.
Subject Matter Experts Met at Georgetown University.
JC:HEM Recruiting Subject Matter Experts for Next Round of Curriculum Transformation Explore a new frontier in online education! Jesuit Commons: Higher Education at the Margins has received funding to transform the curriculum of its Diploma in Liberal Studies. This new curriculum will comprise thirty new courses to be undertaken by students at the margins all over the world.
JC:HEM CSLT alumni Tresor Nzengu performing in Malawi Africa.
Changing Cultures One CSLT alumnus’ mission to change perceptions of refugees through art and culture In person, Tresor Nzengu Mpauni is quite softly spoken, but supremely affable. This good-natured, jovial manner is probably the first thing to break down people’s preconceptions of the kind of person Tresor, as a refugee, might be. But he doesn’t stop there.
Latest news from Alumni
Dr. Rosemarie Hunter at the University of Utah
Finding Ways to do Transformation: New Certificate Program for JC:HEM Alumni JC:HEM is the recipient of a Certificate Program that will support refugees in the Dzaleka and Kakuma Refugee Camps in Malawi and Kenya Africa to prepare entry-level case managers working in community-based organizations (CBO), social service, and resettlement agencies. The CMC program is the outcome of a university-community partnership.