“I hope the funder realizes how significant the impact of this program is. Not only is it bringing teens together in a positive way, but it is getting books into their homes. We never fully know what home life of the teens we see is like, but having books, even if they go unread, is positive. You never know if a parent or sibling will take an interest in their reading and activities. I think Teen Reading Lounge is a tremendous idea, especially for communities just building collections and services to teens.”
Molly KritchenFacilitator, Bridgeville Public Library
PHC builds and leads a vibrant network of individuals, organizations, and communities that champions the humanities and empowers Pennsylvanians to think critically, grow, and engage in their communities.
Since 1973, the Pennsylvania Humanities Council has provided resources that support local groups in helping their communities discover something new about history, literature, the arts, and the world around us. For the last 20 years, PHC has worked diligently to build the capacity of small historical societies, museums, art centers, libraries, senior centers, and community groups to present humanities programming. With PHC’s help, our partners have offered a variety of resources to people in small towns and urban centers throughout the state. PHC supports diverse programming that shows why the humanities are important in everyday life, work, and community-building in a 21st century global society.
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.
October is National Arts & Humanities Month! See how councils across the nation are blending the two disciplines to inspire communities and promote understanding. (Part 1 of 2)
Calling all outstanding public humanities programs! The Federation is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Schwartz Prize. Submission deadline is August 17, 2016.
See what councils across the country are doing to celebrate poetry!
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.