NWC’s strong humanities program and international initiatives have been recognized by the National Endowment for the Humanities as a model project for rural communities. That’s why the NEH awarded Northwest College with a grant in August 2011 to help facilitate the creation of an Intercultural Center. This grant has allowed NWC to buy a home located next to campus, renovate the home, and establish an endowment to support ongoing programs.
The Intercultural Center at NWC will help us:
- Celebrate cultures through programming dedicated to American themes like Hispanic Heritage Month, Black History Month, Women’s History Month, etc. as well as programs rooted in current events.
- Provide a “home away from home” for students from far away.
- Promote mutual respect and cooperation between cultures to bind us together rather than tear us apart.