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GA-275857-20

People and Stories Gente Y Cuentos Inc. (Lawrenceville, NJ 08648-2815)
Cheyenne B. Wolf (Project Director: May 2020 to present)
Sustain and Prosper +Humanities Project

Staffing of short-story reading and discussion programs in English and Spanish.

We seek immediate funds to support our Executive Director's salary and six Humanities professionals that facilitate programs and provide consultation for our organization. Our Annual Spring Benefit has been canceled due to COVID-19; This fundraising event is our single largest source of unrestricted income and represents a loss of approximately $30,000 in revenue this year. This support is critical as it will have an immediate impact on our ability to carry out our mission. Our partnership with NEH dates back to 2003 and we have been fortunate enough to receive multiple major grants over the years.

Project fields:
Arts, General; Cultural Anthropology; Literature, General

Program:
Cooperative Agreements and Special Projects (Public Programs)

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$30,000 (approved)
$30,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/15/2020 – 5/31/2021


GI-230680-15

People and Stories Gente Y Cuentos Inc. (Lawrenceville, NJ 08648-2815)
Patricia Ann Andres (Project Director: January 2015 to present)
Reading Deeply in Community

Implementation of bilingual reading and discussion programs at ten library sites across the country conducting 320 programs.

Using the proven People & Stories/Gente y Cuentos method for engaging new humanities audiences in literature discussion, we propose in collaboration with ten public libraries, to provide 40 Reading Deeply in Community series with groups of 15-20 underserved adults. Each series is eight weeks, an hour and half per week. A trained program coordinator will meet with groups at the collaborating libraries to read aloud, in English or in Spanish, a short story of poetic depth, beauty, and power. The coordinator reads the story aloud while participants read along with the copies provided. Our method--an oral reading and in-depth probing of contemporary and classic short stories--allows participants to encounter literature in the context of their own varied life experiences. Lively, structured dialogues help readers challenge their assumptions, communicate across cultural, class and ethnic/racial differences and know first-hand the transformative power of literature.

Project fields:
Literature, General

Program:
America's Historical and Cultural Organizations: Implementation Grants

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$408,378 (approved)
$408,378 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2015 – 11/30/2018


GI-50181-10

People and Stories Gente Y Cuentos Inc. (Lawrenceville, NJ 08648-2815)
Patricia Ann Andres (Project Director: August 2009 to March 2013)
Story Talk

Bilingual reading and discussion programs for at-risk youth at 20 library venues in 12 states.

Using the proven People and Stories/Gente y Cuentos method for engaging new humanities audiences in literature discussion, we propose, in cooperation with twenty public libraries in twelve states, to provide eighty Story Talk series with groups of 15-20 teenagers. Each series is eight weeks, an hour and a half per week. A trained program coordinator will meet with groups of youth at the collaborating libraries to read aloud, in English or in Spanish, a short story of poetic depth, beauty, and power. The coordinator reads the story aloud while participants read along with the copies provided. Our method -- an oral reading and in-depth probing of contemporary and classic short stories -- allows participants to encounter literature in the context of their own varied life experiences. Lively, structured dialogues help readers challenge their assumptions, communicate across cultural, class and ethnic differences and know first-hand the transformative power of literary art.

Project fields:
Literature, General

Program:
America's Historical and Cultural Organizations: Implementation Grants

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$300,000 (approved)
$300,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
4/1/2010 – 12/31/2012


GL-50228-03

People and Stories Gente Y Cuentos Inc. (Lawrenceville, NJ 08648-2815)
Patricia Ann Andres (Project Director: February 2003 to September 2006)
Reading Stories, Transforming Lives

Implementation of 48 bilingual reading and discussion programs exploring such ideas as personal values and identity at 24 public libraries in 14 states.

Project fields:
Literature, General

Program:
Humanities Projects in Libraries and Archives

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$288,510 (approved)
$288,510 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2003 – 4/30/2006