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Cultivating Understanding Through Children’s Books

As the state, country, and world contend both with the over-representation of Black Americans among those dying from COVID-19, among those incarcerated for non-violent crimes, and among those experiencing violence from law enforcement officers, we are all reeling. This week’s global…

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LEH Receives Grant to Benefit Plaquemines, Terrebonne, and Lafourche Parishes

The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH) has received a $475,000 grant for its Coastal Impacts Project from BHP Billiton, a mining and petroleum company that supports projects focused on climate change mitigation and adaptation. The three-year initiative…

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PRIME TIME Head Start students learn about fire safety, environment

At PRIME TIME Head Start, we strive to expose our students to as many experiences as we can. In October, PTHS hosted two groups of visitors to teach students about a few important topics: fire safety and the environment. Firefighters from…

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PRIME TIME Head Start Thrives in Ouachita Parish in First Year

Children attending Head Start Centers in Ouachita Parish showed rapid improvement in math, language, and social skills, according to a new report.

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“When we leave here, we read that book again.”

New mom Brandye Jackson reflects on her experience with PRIME TIME.

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BHP Donation Supports PRIME TIME in Northwest Louisiana

Support for preschool programs, teachers in Caddo, Bossier, Red River, and Bienville parishes.

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Ribbon Cutting at PRIME TIME Head Start in Monroe

PRIME TIME Head Start celebrates the opening of its third site.

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NEH supports PRIME TIME Preschool

Two national partners receive matching grants totaling $150,000.

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PRIME TIME Honored at Library of Congress

PRIME TIME among 15 national and international organizations honored in Washington, D.C.

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HEAD START Hits Home

Students at PRIME TIME Head Start in Ouachita Parish excited to learn.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda recognizes PRIME TIME

The 2017 Freedom Award recipient invites PRIME TIME to Washington, D.C. ceremony.

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PRIME TIME and Shell make impact in five states

The six-year partnership extends its reach to communities across the Gulf South.

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PRIME TIME honored by Library of Congress

PRIME TIME receives national recognition for promoting literacy and reading.

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PRIME TIME selected for quality assessment program

LEH’s acclaimed program will join 36 others in the third year of NOLA-YPQI.

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Women’s Philanthropy Network awards grant to PRIME TIME

WPN is a giving circle of The Community Foundation of North Louisiana.

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PRIME TIME Head Start prepares for summer openings in Ouachita Parish

PRIME TIME Head Start is gearing up for its summer openings at two sites in Ouachita Parish.

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United Way of NW Louisiana funds PRIME TIME

UWNWLA awarded a $12,500 grant to PRIME TIME to support early childhood education programs in the region.

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PRIME TIME holds training with Humanities Washington

Humanities Washington has been a PRIME TIME affiliate partner since 2012.

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Women’s Philanthropy Network Awards $36,250 to PRIME TIME for Early Childhood Education in Caddo

WPN is a giving circle of The Community Foundation of North Louisiana.

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Freddi Williams Evans – Humanities Hero

Freddi Evans Williams writes children’s books that celebrate African American history.

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PRIME TIME Reaches 5,000 Readers This Spring

PRIME TIME and Preschool programs reached 1,054 families, or approximately 5,000 individuals.

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Canine Companion Helps Kids With Reading

PRIME TIME program recently employed a reader of the canine kind.

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PRIME TIME Fall 2017 Grant Applications Are Open

PRIME TIME program applications are now open for eligible organizations.

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DeBacher Speaks at Progressive Education Summit

Sarah DeBacher presented at the 2nd Annual Progressive Education Summit South.

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Dr. Thomas Wartenberg Visits PRIME TIME

PRIME TIME hosted a daylong conversation with Dr. Thomas Wartenberg on March 24th.

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PRIME TIME Visits 81st Street Early Childhood Education Center

PRIME TIME and BHP Billiton at a PRIME TIME Preschool site in Caddo Parish.

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PRIME TIME Preschool Reaches Red River Parish

PRIME TIME Preschool will launch its first Red River Parish preschool program this spring.

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Dr. Helen Taylor, Humanities Hero

The LEH staff is deeply appreciate her as our March Humanities Hero.

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PRIME TIME Preschool Site Impacted by Tornado

Schaumburg Elementary in New Orleans East was heavily damaged by a tornado on February 7th.

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Union Pacific Grants $20,000 to PRIME TIME

Union Pacific approvedgrant to the LEH for PRIME TIME family literacy programming.

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PRIME TIME is Accepting Applications for a Program Assistant

PRIME TIME invites applications for a full time Program Assistant.

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Christopher Cromwell Named New VP of Finance and Administration

The LEH welcomes Christopher Cromwell as Vice President of Finance and Administration.

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PRIME TIME Announces Leadership for Ouachita Head Start

Stalanda Bradford Butcher has been named Head Start Director for Ouachita Parish.

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PRIME TIME Named Innovative Humanities Indicator

PRIME TIME featured in infographic for the Humanities Indicators.

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LEH Names New VP of Education

Sarah DeBacher will lead PRIME TIME’s suite of literacy programs serving children, families, and educators.

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PRIME TIME Head Start Job Fair Garners Crowds

PRIME TIME, Inc. to be the Head Start grantee for Ouachita Parish.

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PRIME TIME Wins Federal Grant for Ouachita Parish Head Start

PRIME TIME, Inc. to be the Head Start grantee for Ouachita Parish.

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PRIME TIME Pilots Nutrition Initiative

PT and BHP-Billiton Petroleum wrapped up an 18-month pilot of the PT Plus Healthy Eating program.

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U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services Announces Selection

PRIME TIME, Inc. to be the Head Start grantee for Ouachita Parish.

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Grayson Foundation Invests $25,000 in PRIME TIME

The Shreveport-based Grayson Foundation has invested $25,000 in PRIME TIME Preschool

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LEH Seeks New VP of Education

LEH seeks an experienced professional to serve as Vice President of Education.

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Storyteller Jeannine Beekman – Humanities Hero

Professional storyteller captivated the audience.

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RosaMary Foundation Invests $15,000 in PRIME TIME

Since 1997, the RosaMary Foundation has been LEH’s steadfast supporter and friend.

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PRIME TIME Wins United Way of Southeast Louisiana Grant

LEH won its first United Way of Southeast Louisiana grant.

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PRIME TIME Produces Record Number of Programs in La.

PRIME TIME will implement 30 programs focusing on civic education in fall 2016.

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Entergy Corporation Wins Civic 50 Award

Entergy Corporation has been named to “The Civic 50” in 2016, as one of the nation’s most community-minded volunteer programs.

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Community Foundation of North LA Renews Support for PRIME TIME

Community Foundation of North LA continued support of PRIME TIME Full Circle programs.

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United Way of Northwest Louisiana Funds PRIME TIME

United Way of Northwest Louisiana support PRIME TIME Full Circle programs.

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PRIME TIME Launches Summer Bilingual Book Loan Program

New bilingual book-lending project aims to distribute library of humanities.

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Union Pacific Railroad Foundation Invests $20,000 in PRIME TIME

Union Pacific continued investment in north, central, and southeast Louisiana communities.

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Shell Oil Company’s Commitment to Education Tops $1 Million

Shell Oil continues commitment to education across the Gulf South.

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PRIME TIME Wins $50,000 from Beaird Family Foundation for Caddo Parish

Beaird Family Foundation’s fifth year of support for the LEH’s PRIME TIME programs.

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W.K. Kellogg Funds Full Circle: Engaging Kids, Parents & Teachers

PRIME TIME implement a comprehensive initiative to engage kids, parents and educators in the pursuit of academic success.

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PRIME TIME and the NEH Present A More Perfect Union

Judge Paulette Irons advocates for the power of civic education for American families.

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April 16: Celebrate 25 Years of PRIME TIME with All-Day Festivities!

PRIME TIME Family Reading Time is 25, and invites you to an all-day block party!

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Watch! Florida Humanities Releases New PRIME TIME Video

PRIME TIME affiliates offer new visions in their own states.

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PRIME TIME Plus Adds Healthy Nutrition to Family Reading

The new initiative incorporates healthy lifestyle education.

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Pugh Family Foundation supports PRIME TIME in Lafayette

A $30,110, two-year grant will support PRIME TIME Home Room in Lafayette Parish.

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Now Accepting Fall 2015 PRIME TIME Program Applications

PRIME TIME is now accepting applications for Fall 2015 programs in Louisiana.

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LEH and Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Fest Offer Teacher Scholarships

LEH and TWNOLF offer scholarships for Louisiana teachers to attend 2015 festival.

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PRIME TIME Announces Fall 2014 Louisiana Sites

PRIME TIME Family Reading Time continues to benefit families throughout Louisiana this fall! The nationally recognized family literacy program will reach sixteen parishes through the end of fall, with more than 1,100 participants expected to attend. Through partnerships with school districts, foundations, libraries, and corporations, PRIME TIME Family Reading Time will take place in these parishes: Ascension, Bienville, Caddo, Calcasieu, East Baton Rouge, Evangeline, Iberville, Jackson, Jefferso

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