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Our work champions the humanities — centering growth, equity, and community as a pathway to positive, lasting change.

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In The Room

How would the US Constitution be different if YOU were there when it happened? In honor of the upcoming anniversary of our country, PA Humanities has launched If You Were In The Room. The initiative invites young people ages 16-22 to consider the US Constitution and its impact on your life and community, and what you would change if you could rewrite it today. Entries due July 31st!

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PA Kindness Poem Project

PA Humanities partnered with Philadelphia poet laureate Trapeta B. Mayson on a mission to help spread kindness throughout the state. Named the PA Kindness Poem Project, this year-long initiative invited residents to share messages on social media that promote generosity, healing, reconciliation, and peace.

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PA SHARP

As part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, PHC and other state and regional humanities councils are distributing funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities’ SHARP (Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan) program.

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All across Pennsylvania, cultural organizations are using the tools of the humanities to build stronger communities, spark important conversations and provide opportunities for connection. Our new podcast, “We Are Here,” takes you on a journey to discover these organizations and learn how they’re making a positive impact in their towns.
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From The Field

We believe in contributing our learnings to the larger conversation about the role of the humanities in creating lasting change. We put participatory research at the forefront of all our work and partner with scholars, consultants, and a cross-sector of leaders including University of Pennsylvania’s PennPraxis, Elizabeth Myrick + Associates, and Allegheny Intermediate Unit.

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During the uncertainties and challenges of Pennsylvania’s recovery one thing made all the difference – everyday kindness.
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