December 30, 2014
Can HumanitiesDC help strengthen community identity?
We’ve seen a wide range of innovative programs come to life through our Who’s a Washingtonian grant program, such as The Center for Inspired Teaching’s “Real World History” project. This project brings students from across the District together to study The Great Migration, an essential element to understanding DC history.
Can we foster civic engagement?
Our Humanitinis bring Washingtonians together to discuss our contemporary society and its historical roots. We use this fun, conversational program to build bridges between diverse residents and provide a platform for civic reflection informed by scholarship and research. These young (and often new) residents gain a better understanding and appreciation of the city; and the more they love this city, the more substantive their contributions to the District will be.
We’re using our programs and grants to answer these larger questions. But we’re dreaming big dreams for the future. This year, we’re expanding our Soul of the City program to triple the number of students we serve. We’re offering more Humanitinis than ever before, and we desperately want to increase the number of grants that we offer to small, hardworking non-profits. To make all of that possible, we need your support. We hope you will consider giving a gift of any amount to HumanitiesDC this year to help us dream big, increase our impact, and discover all the ways the humanities can improve your life.
Dream with us. Click to donate today, and tell us what you believe the humanities can do to improve the city. We need your vision and your financial support to advance the humanities in the District. Your passion for this city, and our work, will make all of our dreams possible.
Joy Ford Austin