Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities

“PRIME TIME has proven to be a catalyst for literacy advancement across the state of Louisiana and increasingly, across the Gulf South. The program’s additional focus on teacher development, for Shell, is an investment in its future workforce. It takes collaborative efforts and the commitment of both industry and academia to educate and train the workforce of the future. For this reason, Shell is pleased to support the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities’ PRIME TIME programs that enhance teacher skills and student literacy.”

Dr. Frazier K. WilsonVice President, Shell Oil Company Foundation, and Director, Social Investment

Our Mission

The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing educational opportunities to all Louisianans.

About Us

The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities’ mission is to provide all Louisianans with access to and an appreciation of their own rich, shared and diverse historical, literary and cultural heritage through grant-supported outreach programs, family literacy and adult reading initiatives, teacher professional development institutes, publications, film and radio documentaries, museum exhibitions, cultural tourism, public lectures, library projects, and other public humanities programming.

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