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Concord, NH (December 20, 2021) – New Hampshire Humanities (NHH) announces it has received a $10,000 grant from the Couch Family Foundation to support New Hampshire Humanities’ work of delivering high-quality public humanities programs to the people of the Granite State.
The Couch Family Foundation’s mission is to be a catalyst for change in the lives of children and their families by creating quality and equitable opportunities to help them learn, thrive, and lead healthy, fulfilling lives. The Foundation supports people and programs that improve children’s health and well-being, early learning and development, family resiliency, and community vibrancy.
“New Hampshire Humanities shares the Couch Family Foundation’s belief that the humanities have the power to change lives for the better,” said Rebecca Boisvert, Director of Development at NHH. “We are deeply grateful for the Foundation’s significant investment in the work of New Hampshire Humanities, particularly for our literature-based programs for adult learners, which we know can create a culture of reading and lifelong learning for the whole family.”
Through the organization’s core programs–Connections book discussion adult literacy, Humanities to Go, Humanities@Work, Perspectives book groups, Ideas on Tap, and Community Project Grants–NHH supports local cultural entities including museums, libraries and historical societies in providing innovative educational and capacity-building programs; develops communities of readers, especially adults struggling with literacy and new citizens learning about the culture and government of their new home; involves K-12 teachers in cost-effective, content-rich professional development opportunities, and engages people of all backgrounds in community-based and experiential learning opportunities.
Through the Foundation’s grant, NHH will continue providing comprehensive literacy and readiness skills including reading, writing, speaking, listening, and critical reasoning through its Connections program; a statewide literature-based program for adult learners in partnership with adult education programs. Connections also offers digital resources for adult education teachers to help reinforce literacy skills during in-person and remote learning, including a curriculum that helps build skills in four areas: financial literacy, health, civics/citizenship, and workforce preparation.
An independent, statewide nonprofit, NHH made possible last year 496 free public programs and digital broadcasts reaching 54,951 people in partnership with 343 organizations in 92 communities, to engage all citizens, regardless of their age or educational level. For more information about New Hampshire Humanities, please visit www.nhhumanities.org.
New Hampshire Humanities programs are made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this these programs do not necessarily represent those of the NEH or New Hampshire Humanities.