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Causes: Arts & Culture, Humanities

Mission: The national humanities center is the worlds only independent institute dedicated exclusively to advanced study in all areas of the humanities. Through its residential fellowship program, the center provides scholars with the resources necessary to generate new knowledge and to further understanding of all forms of cultural expression, social interaction, and human thought. Through its education programs, the center strengthens teaching on the collegiate and pre-collegiate levels. Through public engagement intimately linked to its scholarly and educational programs, the center promotes understanding of the humanities and advocates for their foundational role in a democratic society.

Programs: Scholarly programs - the center identifies talented scholars to provide financial support and a stimulating environment for the best work in the humanities. Additional services provided to fellows include library services, copying, editing and dining.

public engagement - through public engagement intimately linked to its scholarly and educational programs, the center promotes understanding of the humanities and advocates for their foundational role in a democratic society. The center communicates with its fellows, trustees, and other friends through an annual report, a newsletter (news of the national humanities center), and occasional papers. The communications department's expenses are those that are incurred in creating and distributing the stated publications.

education - the center develops model programs that rekindle teachers' enthusiasm for the humanities they teach.

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Rating: 5

Awesome Place! Thank heavens they are focused on humanities, not libertarian values. Well executed and highly organizaed services. Resources, especially for teaching, are very helpful. I would highly recommend.

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Rating: 1

If you are conservative or libertarian DO NOT invest in this organization. Their execution quality is good, but their content is largely NOT aligned with your values. Do your homework and read the lesson plans, resource texts, seminars, etc. for a wide range of NHC programs (Also see their program on a separate website called America in Class for its K-12 teacher resources and lessons.) If you are thorough you will see the cultural marxist approaches (eg class-based analytical questions, etc.),the careful shaping of student opinion toward Leftist analytical positions and historical assessments. Check out, for example, the lesson on American Revolution as Civil War (available on the website of the NHC program, America in Class) which selectively portrays the "Patriots" as violent mobs of bigots and actively works to shape student perception of the American Founding in particular ways. Surf around and you will find much similar content on both websites of this organization. The NHC is NOT the organization it once was 30 years ago when Bill Bennett ran it. If you wish to look at educational nonprofits better aligned with conservative/libertarian values visit the Jack Miller Center website and affiliated programs, the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, Young America's Foundation, and many other better suited programs for your investment. Ask them to refer you to additional programs to support that share your values.

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