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Mississippi Humanities Reconnects with PRIME TIME

misshumThe Mississippi Humanities Council (MHC) has returned to PRIME TIME! In 1997, during the earliest phase of PRIME TIME’s national expansion, the MHC became the first statewide agency to partner with the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities on the PRIME TIME project. Through a grant from LEH, the Canton Public Library became the first site in the state to present this innovative program. As part of the current “Shell-LEH National Gulf States PRIME TIME Initiative,” MHC will implement approximately six PRIME TIME Family Reading Time programs over twelve months.  Continue reading Mississippi Humanities Reconnects with PRIME TIME

PRIME Time Preschool Grants Available for NW and SE Louisiana Sites

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PRIME TIME is pleased to announce the availability of an early childhood program grant aimed at improving school readiness and reading habits amongst preschool aged children and their families.

Deadline:  Friday, August 1, 2014

Award Announcement:  Friday, August 8, 2014

Grant Value:  app. $12,000 annually

Grant Period:  3 years (Fall 2014 – Spring 2017)

Minimum Programming:  2 preschool programs annually

Eligible Applicants:

Licensed childcare facilities and schools with preschool programs serving educationally and economically vulnerable families. Continue reading PRIME Time Preschool Grants Available for NW and SE Louisiana Sites

PRIME TIME Preschool Pilot Celebrates Third Year

pt preschoolWith a generous 3-year grant from Baptist Community Ministries (BCM), the PRIME TIME Preschool program has been piloted as a school readiness program for New Orleans area children ages 3-5 and their families. Based on the empirically proven PRIME TIME model, PRIME TIME Preschool introduces young children to the humanities and literature in a way that is developmentally appropriate and engaging. Continue reading PRIME TIME Preschool Pilot Celebrates Third Year

Pennington Foundation Renews Support for PRIME TIME across Greater Baton Rouge

Students at Carver Elementary thank the Pennington Foundation
Students at Carver Elementary thank the Pennington Foundation

The Irene W. and C.B. Pennington Foundation recently awarded a $25,000 gift to the LEH, renewing its support for PRIME TIME Family Reading Time programming across Greater Baton Rouge in 2014.  A total of four PRIME TIME programs will be implemented in East and West Baton Rouge schools and libraries during the spring and fall 2014 cycles, impacting an estimated 160 3-10 year-old children, as well as their parents or guardians. Continue reading Pennington Foundation Renews Support for PRIME TIME across Greater Baton Rouge

LEH Announces 2014 Humanities Awards

Walter Isaacson. Photo credit: Patrice Gilbert
Walter Isaacson. Photo credit: Patrice Gilbert

The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities has named journalist and author Walter Isaacson as its 2014 Humanist of the Year. Isaacson and other recipients will be honored at the Humanities Awards on Saturday, March 29th, 12:30 p.m., at the Audubon Tea Room in New Orleans.

The Humanities Awards are sponsored by IBERIABANK. Tickets to the awards luncheon are $125 per person, with special discounted $90 tickets for young professionals and tables available for sponsorship. Tickets go on sale Feb. 12th. Click here to purchase tickets online, or mail a check to the LEH at:

Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities                                              Awards Event                                                                                                                      938 Lafayette Street, Ste. 300                                                                                New Orleans, LA 70113

For media credentials or additional information on this year’s awardees, contact Brian Boyles at boyles@leh.org or 504.620.2632.

See below for the names of all of this year’s awardees! Continue reading LEH Announces 2014 Humanities Awards