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AV-266018-19

Clemente Course in the Humanities, Inc. (New York, NY 10065-8014)
Mark Edward Santow (Project Director: November 2018 to present)
Clemente Veterans' Initiative: Providence, RI

Four 12-week Dialogues on the Experience of War seminars for between 15-20 military veterans and interested civilians per seminar, preceded by a preparatory program for ten seminar discussion leaders.

The Providence Clemente Veterans’ Initiative offers two 12-week Dialogues on the Experience of War, weaving together History, Moral Philosophy, Literature, Art History/Film and Public speaking. Aimed at veterans struggling with readjustment to civilian life, it is open to all regardless of discharge status. We developed this proposal based on two decades of experience with the Clemente Course, which offers free humanities courses to low-income adults, and after successful completion of a pilot program offering Clemente to veterans. Interdisciplinary exploration of the humanities, in community with others, enables veterans to make sense of their often profound and soul-shaking experiences. We will discuss the Peloponnesian War, the Civil War, Vietnam, and post-9/11 conflicts, as well as the internal conflicts that soldiers often experience in service and coming home. Vets will be taught to lead discussions themselves, bringing them into community and dialogue.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Dialogues on the Experience of War

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$99,330 (approved)
$99,330 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2019 – 9/30/2021


AV-266019-19

Clemente Course in the Humanities, Inc. (New York, NY 10065-8014)
Lela Hilton (Project Director: November 2018 to present)
Clemente Veterans' Initiative: Tacoma, WA; Houston, TX; and Newark, NJ

A preparatory program for ten discussion leaders, followed by three parallel 12-week courses on the themes of the call to war, going to war, and reconciliation, for a total of 45-60 veteran participants.

Clemente Veterans Initiative (CVI) Dialogues on the Experience of War will offer a twelve-week series of Dialogues at three venues: Tacoma, WA, Houston,TX, and & Newark, NJ. Our target audience is veterans who are struggling to return to civilian life, including those with less than honorable discharges. Many have been disabled serving their country. We developed CVI based on 20 years of experience with the Clemente Course, which offers free, college-level humanities courses to low-income adults, and upon four years of offering Clemente Courses specifically to veterans. We have seen the value to these veterans of deep reflection through engagement with humanities texts over a period of months, and of establishing an intellectual peer group that creates lasting bonds . The content will emphasize great works of literature, history, philosophy and visual art that came out of, or were inspired by, the Trojan and Peloponnesian Wars, the American Civil War, and the Vietnam War.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Dialogues on the Experience of War

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$99,600 (approved)
$99,600 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2019 – 9/30/2020


ZH-258468-18

Illinois Humanities Council (Chicago, IL 60603-4048)
Chris Guzaitis (Project Director: May 2017 to present)
Sojourner Scholars Summer Humanities Institute: The Odyssey Project's High School Initiative

A Clemente Course in the Humanities for 25-30 Chicago high school students.

In the summer of 2016, the Odyssey Project piloted a summer humanities institute for high school students called Sojourner Scholars. Sojourner Scholars is a free college-readiness, college-credit earning program that provides students from four neighborhood Chicago Public School (CPS) high schools located on Chicago’s South Side the opportunity to take college-level courses in the humanities with local college professors over the span of three summers, beginning the summer following their freshman year. Students follow the Clemente Course in the Humanities curriculum and take courses in literature, U.S. history, philosophy, art history, and a capstone course that involves an intensive writing and research project. Students will complete a total of 110 hours of college-level classroom instruction and earn six fully-transferrable college credits in Humanities 100: Introduction to the Humanities from Bard College.

Project fields:
American Literature; Interdisciplinary Studies, General; U.S. History

Program:
Humanities Access Grants

Division:
Challenge Grants

Totals (matching):
$100,000 (approved)
$100,000 (offered)
$100,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2017 – 9/30/2020


ZH-252965-17

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania (Slippery Rock, PA 16057-1314)
Aaron Cowan (Project Director: May 2016 to present)
The Humanities Ladder Program

Expansion of a humanities program for high school students and the addition of Slippery Rock University students as Humanities Fellows to serve as teaching assistants and mentors for high school students.

The Humanities Ladder is a high school "ladder" three year program that intends to: 1)introduce college-level material in the humanities to high school students; 2) provide low stakes, high engagement opportunities for students to practice reflective critical thinking in disciplines like aesthetics, philosophy, anthropology, history, and more; 3) demystify college for first-generation students who might otherwise not consider attending a university; and, 4) provide Slippery Rock University students insight of and empathy with community members beyond the university and outside their prior experience, through ongoing engagement. The Center for Public Humanities adapted the well-known Clemente Course (2015 National Humanities Medal honoree) into the Humanities Ladder for high school students in the economically and geographically isolated communities of southwestern Pennsylvania.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Humanities Access Grants

Division:
Challenge Grants

Totals (matching):
$100,000 (approved)
$100,000 (offered)
$100,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2016 – 9/30/2021


AV-248532-16

Clemente Course in the Humanities, Inc. (New York, NY 10065-8014)
Lela Hilton (Project Director: September 2015 to May 2018)
The Courage to Come Home: The Clemente Veterans' Initiative

Four six-part dialogues to be conducted at four different sites in four locations—Seattle, Phoenix, Antioch University, and Bard College—focused on the theme of coming home from war.
 

Clemente will host four, six-part dialogues in communities currently served by project partners. At least two of the series will be offered simultaneously to Clemente Courses specifically targeted to veterans, one in Phoenix for women only, and one in Seattle for the general population. The other two will be offered as independent series, or integrated into other Clemente programs. In all cases, our target audience will be veterans struggling to transition to civilian life, their families, and community support networks: case workers, judges and advocates from Veteran’s Courts. In preparation for the dialogues, faculty and visiting scholars in the humanities – moral philosophy, history of art, literature – as well as experts on serving veterans who are experiencing post-deployment challenges, will meet for 3 days in spring 2016 to engage in close readings and discussions of selected texts, design classroom strategies to engage non-traditional students.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Dialogues on the Experience of War

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$99,667 (approved)
$94,232 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2016 – 8/31/2017


CH-50962-12

Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities & Public Policy (Northampton, MA 01060-2406)
John Sieracki (Project Director: May 2011 to February 2012)
David A. Tebaldi (Project Director: February 2012 to December 2016)
Fund for New Communities

Endow a Fund for New Communities that will enable the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities to expand its Clemente Course in the Humanities to four sites.

Mass Humanities requests a Challenge Grant of $500,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities toward an endowed Fund for New Communities, as part of a larger comprehensive campaign for $10-million that combines endowment and annual funding. The Fund for New Communities would align with Mass Humanities long-standing strategic goal to reach underserved audiences, those access to the humanities is limited due to social, economic, educational, or geographic circumstances. The Fund would allow Mass Humanities to expand the Clemente Course in the Humanities to four sites. This program provides low-income adult students with a bridge to higher education. Students take five tuition-free introductory college-level courses -- American history, art history, literature, moral philosophy, and writing and critical thinking -- at sites located in their communities, with highly qualified faculty members. Those who complete the one-year program receive six transferable college credits.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Challenge Grants

Division:
Challenge Grants

Totals (matching):
$425,000 (approved)
$425,000 (offered)
$425,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
12/1/2010 – 7/31/2016


EE-50605-09

Clemente Course in the Humanities, Inc. (New York, NY 10065-8014)
Lillian T. Hilton (Project Director: April 2009 to March 2012)
Riches for the Poor Website

To support the creation of an online component to the Clemente Course

An online network connecting worldwide humanities courses described in New American Blues: A journey through poverty to Democracy (Shorris) 1997. These courses unlock potential in low income communities and transform the lives of thousands of individuals, fostering ideals of equality, justice, and democracy through teaching of the humanities.

Project fields:
Education; Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Teaching and Learning Resources and Curriculum Development

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$29,875 (approved)
$29,875 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2009 – 10/31/2011


BC-50503-09

New Jersey Council for the Humanities (Trenton, NJ 08608-1602)
Jane Brailove Rutkoff (Project Director: May 2009 to June 2012)
Sharon Ann Holt (Project Director: June 2012 to June 2011)
A DEMOCRATIC VISION: FORMING A MORE PERFECT UNION

Funding will support two two-semester Clemente Courses in the Humanities entitled "American Freedom: The History of an Ideal," and two residential summer seminars for K-12 teachers on "Washington and Lincoln: Presidents and Slavery" and "Literature and Democracy."

A DEMOCRATIC VISION: FORMING A MORE PERFECT UNION has 2 parts: AMERICAN FREEDOM: THE HISTORY OF AN IDEAL (a Clemente course) provides low-income individuals in 2 NJ cities the opportunity to explore the concept of freedom through history, philosophy, art history & literature; 2 seminars for K-12 teachers, WASHINGTON AND LINCOLN: PRESIDENTS AND SLAVERY examines these leaders through their private relationships with slavery; LITERATURE & DEMOCRACY explores the idea of citizenship & its expression by writers from the founding to the present.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Grants for State Humanities Councils

Division:
Federal/State Partnership

Totals (outright + matching):
$153,630 (approved)
$153,630 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2009 – 2/28/2011


BC-50444-08

New Jersey Council for the Humanities (Trenton, NJ 08608-1602)
Jane Brailove Rutkoff (Project Director: May 2008 to June 2012)
Sharon Ann Holt (Project Director: June 2012 to June 2011)
A Democratic Vision: Forming a More Perfect Union

two two-semester Clemente Courses in Camden and Somerset/Brunswick exploring the nation's founding principles and their development over time, and two K-12 teacher seminars.

A DEMOCRATIC VISION: FORMING A MORE PERFECT UNION has 2 parts: AMERICAN FREEDOM: THE HISTORY OF AN IDEAL provides low-income individuals in 2 NJ cities the opportunity to explore the concept of freedom through history, philosophy, art history & literature; 2 seminars for K-12 teachers, GEORGE WASHINGTON & THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION examines him as military leader & president; LITERATURE & DEMOCRACY explores the idea of citizenship & its expression by writers from the founding to the present.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Grants for State Humanities Councils

Division:
Federal/State Partnership

Totals (outright + matching):
$153,630 (approved)
$153,630 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2008 – 2/28/2010


BC-50421-08

South Carolina Humanities (Columbia, SC 29204-2486)
Theresa J. Wallace (Project Director: March 2008 to March 2011)
We The People 2009 in South Carolina

the 13th annual SC Book Festival, the Clemente Course for 30 disadvantaged and often homeless Charleston residents, National History Day, the Museum on Main Street exhibition "Key Ingredients: America By Food," the 7th annual SC Institute for Community Scholars, and the development of complementary programming for "Picturing America."

With $88,730 in outright We the People funds, $17,500 in gift & match, and $5,000 for Picturing America, The Humanities Council SC will: 1. Host its 13th Annual SC Book Festival in February 2009 2. Support four community projects: Trident Technical College’s Clemente Course, National History Day in SC, Museum on Main Street tour of Key Ingredients, the SC Arts Commission’s SC Institute for Community Scholars 3. provide collateral programming for the NEH initiative Picturing America.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Grants for State Humanities Councils

Division:
Federal/State Partnership

Totals (outright + matching):
$111,230 (approved)
$111,230 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2008 – 7/31/2010


BC-50396-07

New Jersey Council for the Humanities (Trenton, NJ 08608-1602)
Jane Brailove Rutkoff (Project Director: May 2007 to June 2012)
Sharon Ann Holt (Project Director: June 2012 to May 2009)
A Democratic Vision: Forming a More Perfect Union

A two-semester Clemente study course for low-income adults in Camden, two teacher seminars for New Jersey teachers, and a series of two-day teacher workshops in Newark throughout the fall and spring semesters.

A DEMOCRATIC VISION: FORMING A MORE PERFECT UNION is divided into 3 parts: 1) A Clemente course, AMERICAN FREEDOM: THE HISTORY OF AN IDEAL, serves low-income Camden residents; 2) Two teacher seminars: AMERICAN HEROES and LITERATURE AND DEMOCRACY, and 3) TEACHERS AS SCHOLARS, teachers workshops whose theme is inspired by Jefferson's words: FIRE BELLS IN THE NIGHT: CONFLICT AND RECONCILIATION IN AMERICAN DEMOCRACY.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Grants for State Humanities Councils

Division:
Federal/State Partnership

Totals (outright + matching):
$134,510 (approved)
$134,510 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2007 – 2/28/2009


BC-50352-07

South Carolina Humanities (Columbia, SC 29204-2486)
Theresa J. Wallace (Project Director: March 2007 to January 2010)
We The People 2008 in South Carolina

The 12th Annual SC Book Festival, the Clemente Course, National History Day, a tour of the exhibition, "Key Ingredients: America By Food," and the South Carolina Institute for Community Scholars.

With $81, 140 in outright We the People funds and $15,000 in gift and match, The Humanities Council SC will: 1. Host its 12th Annual SC Book Festival in February 2008 2. Will specifically support four outstanding community projects: the Clemente Course with Trident Technical College, National History Day in South Carolina, the Museum on Main Street tour of Key Ingredients: America By Food, and the South Carolina Institute for Community Scholars sponsored by the South Carolina Arts Commission.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Grants for State Humanities Councils

Division:
Federal/State Partnership

Totals (outright + matching):
$96,140 (approved)
$96,140 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2007 – 7/31/2009


BC-50311-06

Humanities Washington (Seattle, WA 98109-1658)
Ellen E. Terry (Project Director: March 2006 to May 2009)
We the People in Washington State

To support project grants of up to $8,000 for locally-initiated community programs on topics related to American history and culture; traveling exhibitions and related programming associated with the national Museum on Main Street; a college-level course focused on Americans' relationships to their landscapes; and a family reading program called My United States.

Humanities Washington (HW) will use the 2006 We the People grant to expand four existing programs. The project grant program and MoMS exhibits provide opportunities for local communities to explore and interpret American history, ideas and institutions. The Port Hadlock Clemente Course will present a We The People course in 2006-2007. Finally, twenty current Motheread/Fatheread instructors will be trained in the new My United States curriculum for use with immigrant populations.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Grants for State Humanities Councils

Division:
Federal/State Partnership

Totals (outright + matching):
$113,240 (approved)
$113,240 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2006 – 12/31/2008


HS-20033-01

Jefferson Education Foundation (Chimacom, WA 98325-0193)
Lillian T. Hilton (Project Director: April 2001 to May 2003)
Jefferson County Clemente Course in the Humanities

No project description available

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Model Humanities Projects (ER Title Ia)

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$10,000 (approved)
$10,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2001 – 9/30/2002


HS-20038-01

University of South Florida (Tampa, FL 33620-9951)
Robin R. Jones (Project Director: April 2001 to April 2003)
Institutionalizing the Clemente Course in the Humanities in the Florida State University System

No project description available

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Model Humanities Projects (ER Title Ia)

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$10,000 (approved)
$10,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2001 – 8/31/2002


HS-20040-01

Yupiit School District (Akiachak, AK 99551)
Joseph Slats (Project Director: April 2001 to September 2003)
Yaaveskaniryaraq/Clemente Course on the Humanities

No project description available

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Model Humanities Projects (ER Title Ia)

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$10,000 (approved)
$10,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2001 – 6/30/2003