Our Work


Democracy demands wisdom and vision

The federal legislation that created the National Endowment for the Humanities and state humanities councils mandates that we “foster and support a form of education, and access to the arts and the humanities, designed to make people of all backgrounds and wherever located masters of their technology and not its unthinking servants.” We embrace this role and commit to promoting humanistic education for all.

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Humanistic study cultivates critical thinkers who are open to divergent opinions, adept at perspective-taking, and who embrace the recursive process of academic inquiry. Humanistic education calls for the learner to suspend judgment and tolerate ambiguity, knowing that there is rarely one simple, “right” answer. Recognizing that this type of education is not broadly available, our approach to education emphasizes access for all, particularly for those least likely to receive an education rich in the humanities due to socioeconomic inequities. Through Prime Time, Inc. we seek to create pathways for life-long learning for every generation, from every walk of life, and in all 64 Louisiana parishes.

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64Parishes.org Encyclopedia

Documenting Louisiana history and culture has taught us that the place we call home is complicated. We must take great care in presenting that history and culture. Ensuring that inclusive, scholar-generated content is available and accessible to statewide audiences, including K-12 educators, university and independent scholars, and the general public is mission critical. Through our online content platforms, we support strong educational outcomes by providing free and unrestricted access to multimedia humanities scholarship in the form of podcasts, videos, long- and short-form articles, music clips, and more.

Since 1971, the LEH has worked to publish scholarly content and stories about Louisiana. Represented by 64 Parishes, this online platform includes an encyclopedia of Louisiana history and culture, which serves as a fundamental reference for students, educators, and researchers.

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Apply Now to Host Prime Time Programs

Community groups have a free opportunity to join Louisiana’s literacy effort by hosting a Prime Time reading program next year. Applications will be accepted from September 15 through October 17, 2022, at www.primetimefamily.org.

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LEH Establishing New Hub for Louisiana Social Studies Education

Thanks to a major grant from the Taylor Foundation, the LEH is establishing a statewide educational hub providing reliable, accessible Louisiana social studies resources to students and their teachers.

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Louisiana Department of Education names PRIME TIME a Family Literacy Support vendor

The Louisiana Department of Education recently added PRIME TIME’s suite of family literacy and engagement programs to their approved list of Family Literacy Support vendors.

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