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New grants target two-year humanities programs

By Laura Devaney
June 5th, 2015

Humanities Initiatives at Community Colleges aims to enhance community college humanities programs, resources, and courses.

humanities-educationThe National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is making efforts to ensure that the more than 7 million students enrolled in two-year institutions have access to high-quality humanities resources through the creation of a new NEH grant program for community colleges.

The new Humanities Initiatives at Community Colleges is a grant program intended to strengthen the teaching and study of the humanities in subjects such as history, philosophy, and literature within two-year institutions.

“Community colleges are forging citizens, many from disadvantaged backgrounds and communities in this country and beyond,” said NEH Chairman William Adams recently in an op-ed. “These institutions must be supported in their efforts to produce citizens as well as technicians. This means ensuring that they have the resources to support strong course offerings in American history, in the philosophical underpinnings of the Republic, in our political institutions and processes, and in the important social and political challenges of contemporary life.”

(Next page: Details and how to apply for the humanities grant)


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