A Message from TWC Director Mary Grace Almandrez
Greetings, Brown University alumni! As you know, throughout the decades students of color have challenged the university to reconceptualize its efforts to promote inclusion, equity, and social justice. Programs such as the Minority Peer Counselors, ALANA Mentoring, and heritage series (formerly heritage weekends, weeks, and months) continue to push the campus community to support the access and success of underrepresented and underserved groups.
As a premier pre-orientation program, the Third World Transition Program (TWTP) welcomes over 220 students to Brown, facilitates critical dialogues about the intersections of various social identities, and promotes community-building across difference. In fact, participants consistently identify TWTP as one of the most pivotal programs they took part in during their time on College Hill.
On behalf of the Third World Center, I extend my heartfelt appreciation for making the TWTP Endowment a reality. Your collective efforts and generous support will ensure that future generations of scholars and activists start their time at Brown with a rich, engaging, and transformative experience. Moreover, this endowment will allow us to expand the program to serve students in various capacities for many years to come. The TWTP endowment is a testament that great accomplishments are made possible when alumni, students, staff, faculty, and community members come together to serve the greater good. Thank you!
All my best,
Mary Grace Almandrez
Director, Third World Center and Assistant Dean of the College