Our Work

Our Work

Connecting people to and through the humanities

Committed to being a vibrant voice for the humanities

Guided by stewardship and based on community needs, program practicality, cultural relevance, and execution feasibility, our work is done by and for all Louisianans—the people who study, explore, and create, and ultimately the diverse audiences who experience these living, lasting contributions. In this recursive cycle of study, the humanities facilitate vital connections to our shared history, traditions, and values.

The Tin Men participate in a Tennessee Williams Festival, supporting by a LEH Rebirth Grant; photo by Ride Hamilton
The Tin Men participate in the 2019 Tennessee Williams Festival, supported by a LEH Rebirth Grant; photo by Ride Hamilton

Our work speaks for itself, but thrives beyond just the numbers.

500K
Stories read in 64 Parishes and on 64Parishes.org
53K
Individuals served by our education programs
1,749
Students attended PRIME TIME Head Start
43K
People to annually visit the future Helis Foundation John Scott Center
$730K
Grants and funds awarded in the last two years
64
Parishes reached throughout Louisiana