“It has truly been a pleasure working with members of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. . . . The funding provided by the Council has helped to promote a strong sense of community in healthcare facilities, foster the sharing and exploring of feelings by interdisciplinary staff members, and expand communication skills, all of which contribute to improved quality of life for patients and family members. The project has been a huge plus on every level and I am most grateful to participate in these efforts.”
Helen BankVital Decisions, Edison, NJ, Daughters of Israel, West Orange, NJ
At the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, we harness the power of the humanities to strengthen our pluralistic society.
Our vision is a New Jersey that delights in diversity, appreciates that there are no easy answers, and finds joy and understanding in the humanities.
How do we do this? By enabling public programs and humanities experiences that deepen our understanding of ourselves and our world. NJCH is a grantmaker, program provider, partner, convener, and innovator. We work with statewide and community organizations to bring dynamic programming to the local level.
In partnership with The Pulitzer Prizes and supported by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, forty-nine councils will launch hundreds of programs and events exploring the importance of being an informed citizen and what that means in today’s society.
The Federation of State Humanities Councils is pleased to announce the election of four new members to its board of directors, effective November 12, 2016. The board members include two humanities council executive directors and two public members.
Presenting the 2016-2020 Federation board candidates – Steven Seibert (FL), Briann Greenfield (NJ), Joan Abrams (RI), and Armand DeKeyser (AL).
Calling all outstanding public humanities programs! The Federation is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Schwartz Prize. Submission deadline is August 17, 2016.
Based on audited information supplied by councils, the income survey report provides valuable information about the sources of council support each year, as well as funding trends over time.