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Humanitini: Conversations on Mt. Pleasant Street


Celebrate Mt. Pleasant Street with a Humanitini at Don Juan Restaurant, Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. This lively program will celebrate historic Mt. Pleasant Street, the heart of the Mt. Pleasant community and its remarkable people, unique places and home to one of the city’s most diverse populations. This celebration will give all a glimpse into the community’s past and highlight the many treasures that can be found today in this vibrant historic community. The panel

Major Grants Available for Youth Programs


$10,000 Grants for Projects Modeled After Our Successful Soul of the City Program The Humanities Council has conducted its Soul of the City (SOTC) program for young people in DC since 2005, perfecting the core concept of teaching leadership through the humanities. Last year, we launched our first ever SOTC-based grant program, awarding $10,000 grants to Global Kids DC, the Latin American Youth Center, and the Ethiopian Community Center. Each grantee produced outstanding programming, adhering to the principles of SOTC

Grants for Neighborhood History and Preservation Projects


Apply now for a DC Community Heritage Project Grant The Humanities Council wants to help you preserve the history of your community! We are now accepting applications for the DC Community Heritage Project (DCCHP) grant, a unique opportunity to document Washington’s landmarks, neighborhoods, and culture. The maximum grant award has been increased to $2500 this year. To begin your application today visit; proposals are due May 9th. The DCCHP grant has funded over 120 projects that have helped the

Humanitini: DC Speak


This month’s Humanitini will explore the unique language and dialects of Washington, DC! Join us at The Coupe (3415 11th Street, NW) on Thursday, March 27, from 6:30-8:30pm for another Humanitini; where happy hour meets the humanities! This discussion will explore DC’s culture through its unique language known as DC Speak. A panel of linguistics experts panel will examine how DC Speak developed, how it has changed over time and how it contributes to building a sense of community in