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Humanities DC has announced two grant opportunities. Proposals are due July 31st.

Soul of the City Grant Applications, for humanities-focused youth programming

Soul of the City provides young people, ages 14 to 19, an opportunity to explore the role of the humanities in asking and answering critical questions about the world. The Soul of the City grant encourages the development and delivery of a high-quality humanities-driven youth engagement program. The award recognizes innovative models that empower and engage young people in programs that build civic engagement, critical thinking and leadership skills. This opportunity is part of the Humanities Grant Program supported with funding from the District of Columbia Government through the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

Humanitini Curators Grants

"Applications for the Humanitini Curators Grant are due this Friday, July 31st. We are looking forward to the broad range of programming the awarded curators will produce for the coming fall. Though many upcoming Humanitini programs will take place virtually, the schedule is sure to be filled with insightful, must-hear conversations led by scholars working in the academy and in Washington, DC's neighborhoods and communities. It is difficult to predict the topics that will be proposed, but it's likely that some prospective curators will apply for programs related to COVID-19 and the city's ongoing protests for racial justice. We believe that documenting the voices of Washingtonians on the front lines of these historic events is a key responsibility for HumanitiesDC and the wider community of public humanities practitioners in the city."

Join DMV leaders to engage and share insights on the possibility for greater collaboration across the region. Regional leaders will discern what this moment demands of us to make DMV more racially equitable.

Thursday, June 11th  |  12p – 2p

NOTE: The video call will be interactive. During the call you will have an opportunity to provide feedback and participate in a poll through Additional details will be provided during the call.

The Rodham Institute invites us all to join them, June 17th, 6pm, for a groundbreaking conversation in the Rodham Impact Speaker Series, Rated R:  Unpacking Whiteness in the Face of Racism
This conversation will be live streamed from Rodham's Facebook page:

GW Rodham Institute

Congratulations to Nashman Affiliate Faculty, Dr. Maranda Ward, who recently published a a research article on youth identity formation through participatory action research. To read the full article, click here.  

Dr. Ward used Promising Futures, the arts-based peer education program she developed, as her study site in conducting this research. Dr. Ward sought to understand how the identities of urban youth labeled as ‘at-risk’ was affected by their role as peer mentors for students traditionally labeled as ‘at-risk’ by academic standards.   

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Students who already have clearance to serve with DC Public Schools have an opportunity to serve as remote tutors/ mentors with DCPS students this summer.

DCPS service clearance lasts for two years, so students who served there from Fall 2018 are still eligible.

Interested participants will work in coordination with the Campus Compact Mid-Atlantic, D.C. Public Schools, select community partners, and participating universities to meet the tutoring and mentoring needs of select D.C. Public Schools, teachers, and students during this COVID period.

Interested participants should complete this online survey by Thursday, April 30th.

GW's ArtReach program is still actively engaging with the DC community through COVID.

If you have time and materials, we encourage you to make extra masks to donate to your neighbors, the elderly, and other vulnerable individuals in your community! Making masks is a great way to be of service and helps make your community safer. Make sure you wash your hands before creating and donating!

Let us know how many masks you donated.  You can share pictures of your creations with us by emailing ( or tagging us on Instagram (#ArtReachAtHome).

Here is a link on how to make masks by the CDC

Join Campus Compact Mid-Atlantic and your colleagues in this Zoom call for a discussion of supporting food security initiatives during social distancing.
Thursday, April 30 at 11:00 am, register here

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The volunteer coordinator for Seeking Employment Equality and Community (for people with developmental disabilities), or SEEC has reached out to GW about virtual volunteer opportunities.

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Join the Rodham Institute on Thursday, April 16th at 6 pm for their continued COVID19 series:  "Healthy Conversations with Dr. Gigi" hosted by Pastor Kendrick Curry, Ph.D. from The Pennsylvania Avenue Baptist Church (PABC) with Special Guest Louis Reed, LADC from cut50 discussing COVID-19 and Health Disparities and Social Determinants of Health.
 Meeting ID: 763 650 9246 
Meeting Password: 212354




GWServes is our online platform for reporting campus-community partnerships and community engagement interests. It is proving to be a useful tool that fosters networking and collaboration among faculty, students, and community partners. These connections help us engage in mutually beneficial partnerships to influence more positive change in our city.

To encourage faculty to connect via this platform, we are providing an introductory, Faculty Guide to GWServes.

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