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Half of Washington State children do not enter kindergarten ready to learn, and Latino children, in particular, face a long list of barriers to success in school. Through programs such as Humanities Washington's Motheread Family Literacy Program, disadvantaged families from across the state gain the opportunity to come together around the collective power of story, building literacy skills, pride in their culture, and a greater understanding of other cultures as a result.

Edgar & Holli Martinez
Former Seattle Mariners star and education advocates
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Special Initiatives

Updates from the Special Initiatives program

Humanities Washington Award

The Humanities Washington Award recognizes outstanding achievement in the public humanities in two categories: “Philanthropy and Leadership” and “Scholarship and Service.” These awards are presented annually to two individuals or organizations whose time and talents enlarge the meaning of the humanities in our lives and whose work reflects the spirit and programs of Humanities Washington.

The Humanities Washington Award was initiated in 1995 in memory of Heather C. Frank of Yakima. Frank was a dedicated and articulate supporter of the public humanities throughout her lifetime and gave generously of herself to a variety of cultural community activities.

The awards are given at our Bedtime Stories events in Seattle and Spokane.

Please visit our list of past Humanities Washington Award recipients for more information on the individuals and organizations who have been recognized in prior years.

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