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The Pennsylvania Humanities Council is seeking individuals committed to championing the humanities to fill open positions on its board of directors. Qualified individuals representing diversity of background, life, thought and professional experience are encouraged.

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#TheBuild is a pop-up program within the Chester Made Exploration Zone that brings together youth, artists, and the Chester community to design and build the future in Overtown. Chester Made artistic director Devon Walls, a team of artists from The Artist Warehouse, and Alex Gilliam of Public Workshop are working to bring residents together to exchange ideas about what should be built in Chester and design and fabricate a storefront and workshop.

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PHC will provide funding, training, and technical support for Teen Reading Lounge programs in 26 libraries across 19 Pennsylvania counties in 2016-17. Among participating libraries, 13 will take part in an ongoing pilot program structured to provide ways for teens to meaningfully contribute to their communities and participate in civically focused activities. The pilot puts special emphasis on reaching youth from low-income backgrounds. Here is a sampling of the program plans for some of the participating libraries:

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A new video produced by Greater Carlisle Heart & Soul details the group's efforts to collect data on what matters most to the community. By gathering and analyzing stories from as many residents as possible, the Greater Carlisle Heart & Soul team helps honor memories and preserve history--and also move the community to action toward a better future.

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‘Humanities are large and embrace so many different ways of learning,” Laurie Zierer says. They can even help Pennsylvania combat two major deficiencies: gaps in achievement and political engagement."

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Through funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Standing Together initiative, PHC established a partnership with the University of Pennsylvania Veterans Upward Bound program to expand and enhance its humanities components.

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