Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, in partnership with Rhode Island Latino Arts, has been selected to receive a competitive Latino Americans: 500 Years of History grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA).
New Council board member Dr. Touba Ghadessi of Wheaton College spoke about what drew her to Rhode Island and the value of the humanities here at a recent Humanities Happy Hour hosted by fellow board members Lauren K. Drury and Kyle Zambarano and sponsored by Adler Pollock & Sheehan. Read her remarks here.
The Rhode Island Council for the Humanities welcomes Sharon Collier, Touba Ghadessi, Gina McDonald, Jean Patiky, and John Simmonds to its Board of Directors. The new members bring expertise in the areas of scholarship, technology, finance, leadership development, arts, and community engagement.
Dr. William Adams, the Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), joined U.S. Senator Jack Reed and staff and board members from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities to announce the Council’s Major Grants on Monday, April 13.
The Rhode Island Council for the Humanities has received a $12,602 grant from TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank® to support Rhode Island Center for the Book’s Kids Reading Across Rhode Island, a summer reading initiative for students in grades 3-6 that encourages students across the state to read one particular book and engage in community discussions and programs.