Illinois Humanities Awards Poetry Center with General Support Grant

The Poetry Center of Chicago has been awarded a General Support Grant from Illinois Humanities!

U.S. Senator Richard Durbin congratulated the Poetry Center on the award:

Your tireless commitment to bringing much-needed creative literacy opportunities to students in Chicago Public Schools is commendable.

Since 1974, Illinois Humanities has welcomed grant proposals from nonprofit groups that have a story to tell about the state, or who have a way to use the humanities to enrich community life. “Illinois Humanities is proud to support not-for-profit organizations that promote the importance of the humanities in private and public life. Through their efforts, Illinoisans have greater access to lifelong learning opportunities,” said IH Executive Director Angel Ysaguirre. “These champions of the humanities make their communities and our whole state more vibrant.”

Our many thanks to Illinois Humanities!

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“Writing poetry makes me feel like I can see myself, like I can see my reflection, but not in a mirror, in the world. I write and I know I can be reflected.”
-Oscar S.

“Writing poetry makes me feel free.”
-Buenda D.

“Writing poetry is like your best friend.”
-Jessica M.