At PA Humanities, we believe in the power of storytelling to cross barriers and build connections. Explore stories of how PA Humanities teamed up with people and communities around the state to use the humanities as a tool for everything from youth development to community building to lifelong education. These stories show how the humanities are helping to shape Pennsylvania’s future.
Students work with teaching artists to craft haiku poetry.
It’s raining poetry in Pittsburgh this spring! PA Humanities’ innovative hands-on literacy and community engagement project is underway at sites including Northview Heights, where teens swapped phones for pen and paper to reclaim the narrative of their community.

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