Recent grants Received
The Grable Foundation - Public Schools Grant (2017): The Stone House Center for Public Humanities at Slippery Rock University has received a $45,000 Grable Foundation Public Schools Grant to expand and enhance its ongoing Humanities Ladder initiative. The program offers college-level humanities education for high school students in economically-disadvantaged communities.
National Endowment for the Humanities - Humanities Access Grant (2016): Slippery Rock University's Humanities Ladder program recently won a $100,000 Humanities Access Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
SRU's Humanities Ladder program, a 10-week initiative that launched in fall 2015, introduces underserved high school students at Aliquippa High School to topics not normally covered at the high school level, including: art history, gender studies and philosophy. The ultimate goal of the program is to help students develop a love of humanities and find motivation to attend college. Click here to learn more.
PNC Foundation Grant (2016): The Humanities Ladder Program received a $45,000 grant from the PNC Foundation. Click here for more information.
PASSHE Grant (2015): The Stone House Center for Public Humanities received a $10,000 PASSHE grant, which has been used for faculty development.
Private Funding: The Center and its official partners have received $25,000 in private funding, which support our programs, including community archaeology day.
"The calling of the humanities is to make us truly human in the best sense of the word."
-J. Irwin Miller