Soul of the City
Soul of the City is a leadership program designed to develop DC youth into tomorrow’s community leaders. Participants learn to take pride in their neighborhoods, and to stay informed, confident, and able to speak out as community leaders.
The program encourages young people to identify key political, social, and community issues within their communities, and to devise original methods of resolution and progressive change. Students learn about DC history from local scholars; experience the city through cultural expression, field trips, and guest speakers; and are encouraged to contribute positively to the city’s future.
Soul of the City reflects the Humanities Council’s core values and mission of promoting life-long learning, civic engagement and cultural enrichment.
The SOUL OF THE CITY program facilitates the ongoing discussion community leadership faces today:
- Youth issues
- Civic participation and citizenship
- Building community
- Affordable Housing
- Crime prevention
- Health care
If you are interested in participating in Soul of the City, please contact:
Michael L. Chambers III, Programs and Communications Manager at