Fri 28 Jan

An Update on the EDDC's $100 million Revitalization of Downtown

John Persinger J.D. The Erie Downtown Development Corporation and its partners are currently investing more than $100 million to revitalize downtown Erie. The EDDC's efforts will transfor... Read More »
Wed 2 Feb

(POSTPONED) American Holidays Series: A Month to Celebrate Black History, Valentine's Day, and More

Andrew Roth, Ph.D. What are "the common objects of our love" – those things St. Augustine said would bind a people into a nation? What are the things people celebrate? In the American ... Read More »
Thu 3 Feb

Great Books Discussion Course: "Counterparts"

Corrine Egan, B.A. "Counterparts" presents pairs of contrasting texts that interact with one another in differing and surprising ways. These texts may take opposing views on issues or co... Read More »

Advancing Community Progress in Erie, Pennsylvania

The Jefferson Educational Society (JES) of Erie is a nonprofit institution where conversations commence and ideas take action. We were founded to promote civic enlightenment and community progress for the Erie Region through the study, research, and discussion of those ideas and events that have influenced the human condition. The Society offers courses, seminars, and lectures which explain the central ideas that have formed the past, assist in exploring the present, and offer guidance to enhance the civic future of the Erie Region.