The Education Division is committed to increasing access to humanities-based education and educational programming for K-12 students, teachers, and adults throughout Illinois.
Programs are provided for K-12 students and teachers through the Gwendolyn Brooks Youth Poetry Awards, Capitol Forum, and Sojourner Scholars, programs for adults who have historically had limited or no access to higher education through The Odyssey Project, and individual public educational programs for communities throughout the state who want to learn about and continue engaging with the wide-range of humanities topics offered through the Road Scholars Speaker's Bureau.
In the interest of the health and safety of our staff, partners, program participants and the general public during this extraordinary time, we are suspending all Illinois Humanities programming through Monday, May 11. Staff will be working remotely, and all work-related travel is being canceled. In no way are grantees or program providers going to be financially penalized or asked to return grant funding for taking necessary precautions during this time.
To read more, please click the button below for an important message from Gabrielle Lyon, our Executive Director.