Deadline: July 29th, 2019, 11:59pm

Max Award: $20,000

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HumanitiesDC is seeking applications for a Humanities-driven program for young people, between 14 and 19. Grantees will execute a program and submit at least two lesson plans, in addition to working in their grant cohort to produce a best practices guide.

Soul of the City is designed to provide young people, ages 14 to 19, an opportunity to explore the role of the Humanities in asking and answering critical questions about the world. The Soul of the City grant encourages the development and execution of a high-quality, national model level, Humanities-driven, youth engagement program. This award recognizes innovative models that center the empowerment and meaningful engagement of young people through programs and projects that build civic engagement, leadership skills, and employ social emotional learning, engaged scholarship, and experiential learning.

Awarded since 2014, Soul of the City grants, provide communities, neighborhood organizations, churches, and educational organizations the opportunity to work with young people. Our 2019 Soul of the City funding cycle seeks grant partners who will create programming and curriculum that represent exemplary models for Humanities-driven scholarship and youth engagement.

For more information, please visit our Soul of the City Partnership Grant page.