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Grantee News: You’re Invited: Tally’s Corner TALKS Sessions

“Tally’s Corner TALKS Sessions” is a grantee program from our 2013 “Who’s a Washingtonian?” Grants that has actively engaged a diverse group of people around issues of urban life, community history, and the role of Black churches, residents, and  community organizations in diversifying neighborhoods. On Sunday, October 19,  TALKS will have a culminating talk with the various groups that have been engaged with the project including participants from Rachael’s’ Women’s Center; 11th and N street residents, UDC and Catholic University students and

So you want to get funded? Our October Grant Writing Clinic will show you how!


Go beyond the basics of proposal writing, and strengthen your grant proposal at the Humanities Council’s Grant Writing Clinic at 1 p.m. on October 14. Open to grant-writers at all experience levels, this Grant Writing Clinic will give individualized feedback to each participant on one of their own grant proposals, while providing them with the fundamental knowledge to strengthen their fundraising efforts. The workshop will be from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Humanities Council Office at 925 U Street

Join us for Walking Tours on U Street This Month!

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On September 20th, from 10 a.m. to noon, explore DC through fiction brought to life during DC By the Book: Books of the Harlem Renaissance walking tour. This brand-new DC By The Book (DCBTB) tour, will highlight the U Street Neighborhood sites in the DCBTB mobile app: DCBTB is a collaboration between DC Public Library, local partners, and the public to crowd-source passages from fiction set in D.C and place them on a custom map of the city. Learn more at Meet and end

Grantee News: Join “This Place Has a Voice” for an Exhibit on September 20th

“This Place Has A Voice” is the juxtaposed visions of nearly two-dozen artists, and hundreds of local residents and visitors, exploring the history and people around Canal Park in near-Southeast DC. The project was augmented by historic research of the neighborhood by local Historian Mara Cherkasky. Cherkasky’s work will be exhibited on Saturday, September 20 at 2 pm. Historian Robert Pohl, will lead a guided tour, exploring what it was like in the early 1800s and what of that can still be seen. Learn more here: